Arrest Made: Chitungwiza man detained for alleged plot to remove President Mnangagwa
In a startling development, a Chitungwiza resident has been arrested for allegedly mobilizing citizens to overthrow President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government.
Blessed Mhembere, aged 22, is currently facing charges of subverting a constitutional government, according to a statement released by the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) on Monday.
Mhembere’s arrest stems from his purported activities at the Makoni Shopping Centre bus terminus in Chitungwiza. Witnesses claim that he was vociferously calling for the removal of President Mnangagwa and the ruling Zanu PF party. It is alleged that Mhembere, in a bold and provocative manner, even challenged individuals carrying firearms to join his cause.
The ZLHR’s statement outlined the charges against Mhembere, which include subverting a constitutional government as defined in section 22(2)(A) of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act, as well as incitement to subvert a constitutional government as defined in section 187 of the same act. These charges carry severe penalties, with a potential prison sentence of up to 20 years if convicted.
Mhembere is being represented by Freddy Masarirevhu.