President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s spokesperson, George Charamba, has said the imprisonment of MDC Alliance activist, Makomborero Haruzivishe should be a lesson to other “hooligans in the country.
He said there was no place for lawlessness and anarchy in Zimbabwe warning that everyone found on the wrong side of the law will face the consequences.
Makomborero was arrested, charged and convicted of inciting public violence after he demonstrating the release of the Zimbabwe National Students’ Union (ZINASU) president Takudzwa Ngadziore.
The MDC activist was sentenced to 14 effective months in prison this Tuesday when he appeared before Harare Magistrate Judith Taruvinga. Responding to the imprisonment of the pro-democracy activist, Mnangagwa’s spokesperson said:
It is quite amusing to see how Chamisa’s people and their web of online sites are trying to upgrade sheer hooliganism personified by one Makomborero Haruzivishe to a fretful national concern. Politically motivated hooliganism devoid of any edifying goals simply does time, whether here or elsewhere.
Check what became of Trump’s hooligans early this year, most of whom have been put away.
The courts have been quite considerate actually and the misguided young man has his kind Lord and compassionate law to thank. To those still lingering out of prison, look and learn.
This is a law-and-order dispensation. You try dicing with the law, with order, we turn you in inexorably. Those who cheer and egg you own in breaking the law fade into inaudible, restless shuffle on judgment day, salving their forgetful consciences with occasional tweets of impotent, plaintive protests and ornate digital banners that bring no comfort in lonely gaol to which the law commits you in these nippy times!!
And the Family which struggled to raise fees for your higher education in the hope of a better future won’t understand what you hoped to get by taunting & breaking the law on behalf of a politician who will never govern, but will always incite & mislead.
After your time, you have lost times to count, with them missed opportunities suffered to an indifferent, un-garlanded homecoming.
Mnangagwa’s spokesperson speaks after some analysts had said the authorities are using Makomborero’s incarceration as a warning to government critics who were contemplating confronting the government.
A number of government critics including opposition members, human rights defenders and public workers have in the past been arrested or assaulted while some anti-government protests have been banned.
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