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‘Innocent’ MDC activists languish in jail

Publish date: 08 July 2019
Issue Number: 831
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: Zimbabwe

MDC activists jailed for the murder of a policeman in 2011 are living in squalid and overcrowded conditions at the Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison. That’s according to MDC leader Nelson Chamisa who visited Last Maengahama and Tungamirai Madzokere at the weekend. ‘I have seen the prisoners of conscience; political prisoners. They know that they are innocent, of course,’ he said. News Day reports that Chamisa said his party would ‘continue to stalk the corridors of justice’ in an effort to get the two activists released because their conviction was political.

Full report on the News Day site