Fadzai Mahere Appears In Court
24 September 2020

MDC Alliance spokesperson Fadzai Mahere will today appear in court on charges of participating in an illegal demonstration.

She was arrested together with other activists including filmmaker and novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga and others from various pressure groups facing charges of participating in an illegal demonstrations in Harare on July 31.

They were separately charged with participating in a public gathering with intent to cause public violence and breaching the Public Health Act (Covid-19 Prevention, Containment and Treatment) Regulations 2020.The accused were not asked to plead to the charges and were remanded out of custody on $5 000 bail each.

The State, led by Mr Michael Reza and Ms Tendai Shonhiwa, had it that on July 31, MDC Alliance and other pressure groups organised an illegal demonstration to effect regime change.

The court heard that at different times and locations, but in Harare, the activists took to the streets demonstrating against the Government.

Mahere and five others were arrested between 11am and 11.30am while demonstrating between Alps Road and The Chase.

Police are said to have recovered placards from Jessica Drury’s car inscribed #FreeZim, #FreeMDCtrio, #stopabductions and #handsoff the Constitution. On the second count, they allegedly breached Covid-19 regulations while they were marching.