|Occupation||Evangilist , Political Activist|
|Organization||Dancers Association of Zimbabwe|
|Political party||MDC Alliance|
Paddington Japajapa is a Zimbabwean Evangelist, board chairman of the Dancers Association of Zimbabwe and political activist allegedly aligned to the MDC Alliance party. Japapa was invited by The Motlanthe Commission to give testimony over the post-election violence that resulted in 6 people dying.
Japajapa was arrested in Gweru for allegedly inciting the political violence which rocked Harare on August 1, 2018. Japajapa was charged with contravening section 36 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act, Chapter 9:23 through incitement to commit public violence but he denied the charges.
It was the state's case that Japajapa held a Press conference at a time election results were being announced by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) and threatened to call for chaos, claiming the elections had been rigged.
Japajapa was released on $100 bail.
- Court grants Japajapa $100 bail - NewsDay Zimbabwe, NewsDay Zimbabwe, published: 21 Aug 2018, retrieved: 21 Nov 2018