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Activist cleared of defaming Mugabe

Publish date: 11 June 2018
Issue Number: 777
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: Zimbabwe

Former Zanu-PF activist, Acie Lumumba, has been released after a case against him was thrown out of court. NewsDay reports that he had been accused of insulting former President Robert Mugabe. The ex-Zimbabwe youth council chairperson insulted Mugabe in 2016 when he was launching his new Viva Zimbabwe political party in Harare. Soon after uttering the expletives, he handed himself over to the police. However, due to a lack of evidence, the charges were dropped last week.

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