Wilson Chipangura, Guest Reporter
HARARE – Transform Zimbabwe leader Jacob Ngarivhume has disclosed that plans are underway to send him back to Chikurubi Maximum Prison by the Emmerson Mnangagwa administration for seeking accountability from the ever-incompetent regime.
“Last night an insider informed me that I must prepare to go to back Chikurubi, because that is what they are working on. But we will continue to fight oppression. The struggle continues,” said the opposition leader.
Ngarivhume revealed the latest plan by the Zanu PF government on Friday after his court trial at Rotten Row Magistrates Court experienced a false start due to the change of prosecutor.
“After waiting for hours at the Rotten Row Magistrates court this morning, we were informed that we just got a new prosecutor who won’t be ready for the trial till mid October. From the court I went to the police for my weekly reporting. Clearly I’m now a boring familiar face filling up paper signing endless papers.”
He is charged with subversion and trying “overthrow a constitutionally elected government” according to the state after organising the foiled July 31st mass protest last year.
Ngarivhume also leads the 31st July Movement which is a pressure group that challenges the status quo and seeks accountability from the government on matters of human rights and corruption.
He is seen as an enemy of the state by the ruling elites for challenging corruption while his friendship with opposition figure Advocate Nelson Chamisa has not helped matters either.
Ngarivhume has been persecuted over time along St Marys lawmaker Job Sikhala and journalist Hopewell Chin’ono.
His clean-up campaigns in Mbare and Glen View high density suburbs have been disrupted every time by law enforcement agents for being ‘politically motivated’ and meant to shame the failing government especially on service delivery matters.
Clean up campaigns have only been reserved for President Mnangagwa while other political figures outside the boot-licking Political Actors Dialogue (POLAD) platform have had to deal with brutal measures unleashed by the state.