“I Am Back, Rejuvinated”: Joana Mamombe
1 June 2021
Joana Mamombe

Dear Comrades and Friends!

I am happy to let you know comrades & friends that I am now back at work. I am back and rejuvenated to serve #HarareWest Costituency and contribute in the goal to win Zimbabwe for change.

I am humbled and emboldened by the level of support that I received from ALL of you during our illegal detention.

I came out of Chikurubi Prison on the 5th of May 2021 with emotional scars intentionally bruised by my own government because I dared to speak out.

I was arrested on the 5th of March 2021 after I refused to remain silent as my friend Makomborero Haruzivishe was being illegally detained.

I spent 62 difficult days in unlawful and frivolous detention at the dreaded Chikurubi Prison. This I am told was meant to break me, I don’t know how they will know when I am broken or what being broken looks like.

During those dark days I fell ill and had to be taken to a hospital. Barely, 24 hours at a medical facility I was forcefully removed from the hospital on “orders from above” without any formal discharge procedure and against the advice of my Dr..

This comrades took a heavy toll on my body- and I had to take a moment after my release to take a step back and recover.

We are all mortal beings and we sometimes falter or fear BUT we defeat this fear and rise again to fight another day.

Strength to you my dear sisters, Cecillia R Chimbiri & Netsai Marova❤️

Once again I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to everyone who stood and continue to stand with us.

God Bless you friends?

A New Zimbabwe is possible!!!