Munyaradzi Gwisai

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May 15th, 2014
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Jacob Zuma Pride Mkono THE South African election has come and gone and the liberation movement, the African National Congress (ANC) and its tripartite alliance of labour under COSATU and the South African Communist Party (SACP), romped to victory with 62 percent of the vote. The opposition attempted...
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Sep 29th, 2012
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by Marko Phiri Questions are being asked whether Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe is bent on stirring the country back to the political chaos of 2008 as his party Zanu PF stalls the constitution making process.   Without a new constitution, elections are unlikely to be held as constitutional r...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 20th, 2012
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Harare – Lawyers of six Zimbabwean activists convicted of discussing Arab Spring uprisings appealed for leniency ahead of their sentencing on Wednesday, as the state seeks a maximum jail term of 10 years. “A fine in the region of $500 will meet the justice of this case,” lawyer Alec...
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Sep 15th, 2011
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Harare – Six Zimbabwean activists arrested at a public debate to discuss the Egyptian uprising earlier this year pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of inciting public violence, their lawyer said. “The trial began today and they pleaded not guilty to all the charges,” lawyer Ale...
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May 24th, 2011
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Harare – A Zimbabwean will go on trial next month over a Facebook post that pro-democracy protests in Egypt had sent shockwaves to the world’s dictators and were worth imitating, a report said on Tuesday. The privately-owned NewsDay said a magistrate in Bulawayo had set a June 10 trial da...
By benim
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Apr 2nd, 2011
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Harare – A top human rights activist has been arrested in Zimbabwe, in what Amnesty International deplores as an attempt to silence government critics. Abel Chikomo, director of the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with failing to properly register his orga...
By benim
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Mar 16th, 2011
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A high court judge released Wednesday six Zimbabweans charged with treason for discussing the mass protests in Egypt that toppled president Hosni Mubarak on $2,000 (1,400 euros) bail. Munyaradzi Gwisai, a former lawmaker from Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s party, and his five co-accused wer...
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Mar 4th, 2011
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The United States on Thursday warned Zimbabwe it was monitoring a string of recent politically motivated arrests in the country and demanded Harare hold accountable anyone found to have tortured detainees. “The United States is concerned about recent arrests in Zimbabwe targeting political and ...
By benim
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Mar 1st, 2011
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Munyaradzi Gwisai is a former opposition member of Zimbabwe’s parliament and the man who convened a meeting last Saturday in Harare to discuss the uprisings in North Africa. Gwisai and 45 others were arrested and allegedly tortured by Zimbabwean police. They now face a charge of treason that carries ...
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Feb 25th, 2011
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Harare – Magistrate Munamato Mutevedzi on Thursday ordered the 46 people accused of allegedly plotting an Egyptian-style uprising in the country to be held in detention and to appear in court on Monday saying only a higher court was empowered to free them on bail. Lawyers for the 46 accused said that...