'Joanna's Life Is Being Shattered Down' - Mamombe's Mother Reveals
Joanna Mamombe’s mother, Kudzai Chiwanza broke down after a Harare magistrate remanded in custody her daughter to the 19th of March.
Mamombe was arrested in Nyanga on Saturday and brought to Harare the same day. She has since been charged with attempting to subvert a constitutionally elected government.
In an interview with 263Chat, Mamombe’s mother said:
When I came to court I expected positive results for my daughter but it’s unfortunate that after all the testimonies from Joanah and all the arguments from her lawyers I came in high spirit telling myself surely my daughter was unlawfully brought before the court.
So, I was going home with my daughter but I broke down because I did not expect the magistrate’s ruling that it would remand her again until the 19th of March.
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… I will be strong for her I know, she is also strong but she did not think this will take longer. Over the weekend she was in jovial mood consoling me and encouraging me to be strong saying mama I am fine I will be out soon.
But today I have seen it that my daughter’s life is being shattered down. Is it because she entered into politics while she is young or is it because she is influential I don’t know? I will just pray to God because it’s hard for me.
For now, I am pleading for prayers because I myself I can’t even pray sometimes. Joanna has been a peaceful and a happy person and has never fought anyone but surprisingly she is charged with treason.
Some reports indicate that with the possible exception of human rights advocate Jestina Mukoko, Mamombe is the first Zimbabwean woman to be charged with treason since Mbuya Nehanda at the end of the First Chimurenga/Umvukela.