Persecution by prosecution: I’m free, but I can’t celebrate

ON Tuesday, I left the Magistrates’ Court in Harare a free man for the first time in almost 19 months after I was charged with publishing falsehoods endangering the country’s economic and security interests in January last year.

Candour: NQABA MATSHAZI

 

This was after the State withdrew the charges, after our lawyers from the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights successfully argued that we had not committed a crime.

Had we been tried and convicted, the courts could have jailed us for up to 20 years, which is quite absurd, and that is why we challenged the case at the Constitutional Court (ConCourt), leading to the State conceding and dropping the charges.

 

Source : NewsDay Zimbabwe

Read More https://www.newsday.co.zw/2017/07/20/persecution-prosecution-im-free-cant-celebrate/

 


Add comment


Security code
Refresh