News:3 MDC-T Officials Convicted For Murder Of A ZRP Inspector

<vote /> Three MDC-T officials have been convicted for the murder of a Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Inspector Petros Mutedzi who died in May 2011.

The three are part of seven out of 29 Glenview residents, who were arrested in 2011 and charged with contravening section 47 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act Chapter 9:23 following the death of Zimbabwe Republic Police Inspector Petros Mutedzi on 29 May 2011.

Tungamirai Madzokere and six others were being represented by Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human RIghts board chairperson Beatrice Mtetwa are also being charged with committing public violence in contravention of section 36 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act Chapter 9:3.

The State claims that on the 29th of May 2011, the activists chanted MDC-T party slogans denouncing police officers while throwing stones and empty beer bottles at them and that their actions resulted in the death of inspector Mutedza.

During the last hearing in 2014, defence lawyers led by Mtetwa presented the court with video evidence which showed that one of the accused persons Last Maengahama was among congregants at United Family International Church on the day the crime was committed but the State insisted that he was present at the scene of the crime.

The other 22 were acquitted at the close of the State case in 2013, while one of the MDC-T activist Rebecca Mafikeni died after she fell ill while detained in prison.

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