A member of the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP), Shungudzemoyo Kache, who was arrested for insulting Zimbabwe chief Emmerson Mnangagwa by likening him to a used condom, has been granted bail.
Kache is accused of getting advised Stanley Mabhachi, who was sporting a shawl with the Zimbabwean flag colors, that Mnangagwa is a “used condom”, and he was on Saturday let loose on ZW$300 bail.
He’s set to reappear in courtroom on the 22nd of June.
After being arrested for insulting the septuagenarian, Kache was reportedly taken to Zanu PF headquarters, his authorized consultant, Jeremiah Bamu from the Zimbabwe Legal professionals for Human Rights (ZLHR) advised the courtroom.
The police officer joins a multiplicity of a number of Zimbabweans who’ve been dragged earlier than the courts of legislation for insulting the Zanu PF First Secretary and chief.
A few months in the past, a councillor from Chipinge Crispen Rambu, was additionally taken to courtroom and granted $500 bail after he described Mnangagwa to a idiot in comparison with his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa in a gaggle chat on WhatsApp.
Solely not too long ago, two Rushinga males had been arrested on allegations of insulting the Zimbabwe chief by posting and commenting on a video shared on the residents’ WhatsApp group.
A 30-year-old Mount Hampden resident, Abraham Baison was additionally arrested and brought to courtroom after allegedly shouting expletives about Mnangagwa.
The arrests on nationals for insulting the president are replicate of the earlier administration of deposed late Zimbabwe chief and Mnangagwa’s predecessor, Robert Mugabe.
Statistics from the ZLHR signifies that round 20 residents have been arrested on expenses of insulting the Zimbabwe president since his controversial victory in harmonised elections held in 2018.
Harare is on report defending the elevated arrests on residents accused of insulting Mnangagwa and final month, House Affairs minister Kazembe Kazembe mentioned if the insults quantity to an offence from a authorized viewpoint, the police is remitted to make arrests.