The United Kingdom ambassador to Zimbabwe, Melaine Robinson has expressed concern on the Zimbabwean goverment persecution of MDC Alliance MP Joanna Mamombe.
A Harare magistrate last week confined Mamombe, to prison pending a mental evaluation.
Bianca Makwande ordered Mamombe, who was abducted and sexually abused by suspected state security agents early this year, to be evaluated by two state doctors.
Mamombe was initially arrested when she did not appear in court last week after she was admitted to a local hospital complaining of some health issues. The warrant for her arrest was canceled when her doctor submitted evidence that she was unwell. Prosecutor Michael Reza then sought an order from the court for her mental evaluation.
Robinson condemned the treatment on Mamombe in her Twitter page:
Saddened by the treatment of opposition MP Joana Mamombe in #Zimbabwe. Hard to see this as her being treated with fairness and dignity. Calling for her rights and the rights of all those detained here to be fully upheld.
— Melanie Robinson (@HMAMelanieR) September 28, 2020