MDC Alliance Activist Trial Postponed
7 June 2021
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By A Correspondent- The trial of the MDC Alliance Midlands deputy treasurer, Knowledge Makiwa, who is being accused of insulting President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been postponed to next month by Zvishavane magistrate Archie Wochiunga.

This was after State witnesses failed to turn up again in court.

The complainant, Clemence Veteran, a State security agent failed to bring a key witness whom he said was in Victoria Falls, forcing Wochiunga to postpone the matter to July 6.

This is the fourth time since 2017 that the case has been deferred following

previous postponements after failure by the State to avail witnesses.

Makiwa is being charged with undermining the authority of or insulting the President following an alleged altercation on December 25, 2017 between the MDC Alliance youth leader and a State security agent.

Makiwa is alleged to have said in Shona, “pfutseki nechiCIO (Central Intelligence Organisation) chako. Pfutseki naPresident vako Mnangagwa”, loosely translated to mean, to hell with your CIO, to hell with your President Mnangagwa. Veteran made a police report leading to the arrest of Makiwa.