The 12 Mash West MDC Alliance leaders who were forcibly taken to Chinhoyi Central Police station by armed soldiers and Police officers on 20 February 2021 for allegedly violating COVID-19 lockdown regulations appeared before Chinhoyi Magistrate Ruth Moyo but the case was further adjourned to 28 May 2021 as the Defense Counsel was in Chiredzi on urgent business matters.
The trial started on the 7th of May after a faultering start which saw the accused on remand out of custody from the 22nd of February.
The 12 are the Provincial Chair Ldr Ralph Magunje,Provincial vice chair ldr Chinanzvavana,The Provincial secretary ldr Bvumo,the Provincial deputy Secretary ldr Makanyaire, the Provincial Spokesperson ldr Mandava,the deputy Spokesperson ldr mandishona,the secretary of elections Cllr Chigumo,the Deputy Organising Secretary Cllr Dzeka,The Sec for local Gvt Cllr Vhitirinyu,the Woman Assembly Chair Ldr Usai,the Youth Assembly Chair Ldr Collins Mapfumo and the Youth Secretary Ldr Pauline sibanda.
As a Province,we reiterate that we are law abiding citizens who acted within the confines of the law.
We bemoan the continual remands and bail conditions which limit us from executing our Political mandates.
We are praying for the trial to be consummated so that we won’t waste our time in Chinhoyi Magistrate Court but use our time on the ground mobilising and energising the base in tandem with the #CitizensConvergenceForChange as pronounced by our President Advocate Nelson Chamisa..
We are Rock solid and are neither shaken nor broken.
We believe the #ZimbabweAgenda needs all our hands on the deck not in the courts.We pray for the trial to come to its logical end so that we move forward as a Provincial leadership to execute the mandate bestowed upon us by the people.
We would like to thank our membership and readership for their prayers and solidarity.