HARARE – Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) activist Makomborero Haruzivishe won his appeal Thursday against both conviction and sentence at the High Court for blowing a whistle and allegedly inciting unrest.
Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) confirmed Thursday.
“We have ended the persecution of pro-democracy campaigner MakomboreroH by obtaining a High Court order quashing and setting aside his conviction and sentence for allegedly “blowing a whistle during a protest as he has been found not guilty and acquitted by Justice Zhou and Justice Chikowero.”– ZLHR Lawyers
He was sentenced to an effective 14 months imprisonment last year for allegedly inciting public violence and resisting lawful arrest.
Haruzivishe was represented by Kossam Ncube and Obey Shava.
Reacting to the judgment, CCC spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere said the court had vindicated them on their position that Haruzivishe was innocent.
“We knew Makomborero Haruzivishe was innocent all along. His wrongful conviction which we complained about at the time has now been set aside.
“How does he recover the lost time lost spent in unlawful detention? The same thing happened to Last Maengehama and Tungamirai Madzokere and is happening to Job [Sikhala] and the Nyatsime16. Stop the persecution,” she said.