Activist Haruzivishe relieved of 3-month jail nightmare
By Zimstar News reporter
Firebrand pro-democracy activist Makomborero Haruzivishe has been granted $10 000 bail by the High Court.
“We have ended the 3 month detention of pro-democracy campaigner @MakomboreroH who has been granted RTGS$10 000 bail by Justice Chinamhora,” read a Twit by the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights Wednesday.
The outspoken activist, also a member of the MDC Alliance, was in the middle of a 14 month jail sentence after he was found guilty of mobilising “members of the public by whistling a whistle code trying to canvas them to revolt against the police officers and he went on to throw some stones towards the police officers and their vehicles.”
This follows a demonstration he and colleagues had staged earlier in Harare demanding the release of student activist Takudzwa Ngadziore.
Haruzivishe was handed his 14-month sentence, a week after being convicted for inciting public violence and resisting arrest.
The 28-year-old, an outspoken critic of Zimbabwe’s government, was jailed for 24 months on the first count of incitement, and 12 months for resisting arrest.
Ten of the 24 months and six of the 12 months were suspended. With the two sentences to run concurrently.