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Chombo, Chipanga charged for wearing Zanu PF regalia

The remarks were directed at Dr Ignatius Chombo, and Messrs Kudzai Chipanga, Innocent Hamandishe and an unidentified man whose pictures wearing Zanu-PF regalia with initials of President Emmerson Mnangagwa have gone viral on social media.
Dr Ignatius Chombo, and Messrs Kudzai Chipanga, Innocent Hamandishe and an unidentified man whose pictures wearing Zanu-PF regalia with initials of President Emmerson Mnangagwa went viral on social media.

Ex-Zanu PF secretary for administration Ignatius Chombo, former Youth league bosses Kudzanai Chipanga and Innocent Hamandishe yesterday appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzayi Mugwagwa charged with criminal nuisance.

They were picked up by the Police Law and Order department.

The trio who are currently on bail for a plethora of other cases were ordered to continue abiding by the bail conditions imposed on their previous cases. The allegations against them are that they connived to commit an act of criminal nuisance.

“On a date unknown to prosecution in Harare between December 8 and 13, this year, Chombo and his accomplices while acting in common purpose with Matthew Mleya who is still at large hatched a plan and connived to commit an act of criminal nuisance.

“The quartet well knowing they are expelled Zanu PF as members acted in common purpose and took photos of themselves while wearing Zanu PP party regalia in form of hats with embroidered Zanu PF flag inscribed ED and Kutonga kwaro,” the State outline read.

The court heard that Chombo and his accomplices went on to post their images clad in the aforementioned party regalia on social media.

According to the State this was likely to create a nuisance to Zanu PF. The accused were subsequently arrested and according to the State they had no right to act in the manner they did.

After the pictures of the four wearing the party regalia circulated, Zanu PF quickly castigated the images describing their publication as criminal.

“It has come to the attention of the party, Zanu PF, that images of a clique of expelled Zanu PF members of the G40 cabal namely; … Chombo, … Chipanga, …Hamandishe and another person wearing regalia emblazoned with features depicting the President and First Secretary of the party, Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, are widely circulating on a number of social media platforms,” Zanu PF spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo said in a statement.

“The party wishes to make it clear that these expelled members have no entitlement to representing it and neither do they have the right to represent the president and first secretary in any form.

These truant individuals are obviously bent on soiling the good name of the party and that of its president and first secretary.”

This comes as Chombo was again picked up by the Anti-Corruption Commission on Wednesday for relocating people on private property during government’s the Garikai Hlalani Kuhle operation. DailyNews

  • This is an abuse of use of criminal justice system. The aggrieved party should have instituted a civi… https://t.co/XhSZoKVnWF

  • Regalia yacho ndeye nzara nzara i think ma cap aya akagadzirwa 1980 chete

  • dai vanyatsokuvarova pasi petsoka zvakasimba

  • Ko vanogosungirwei ivo President vati munhu wese ari on exile or G40 vauye tivake Zimbabwe pamwe chete sezvo tatarisana nema elections am confused

  • President upiko waunotaura

  • Haa vakomana musadaro.,ivai nemoyo unetsitsi…hongu they ar guilty of some cases bt on ths one iiih…

  • Does one needs some clearance to wear zanu pf regalia

  • Does one needs some clearance to wear zanu pf regalia

  • Does one needs some clearance to wear zanu pf regalia

  • We have 2 political parties in Zimbabwe lacoste and G40 kkkkk nyika yacho yaita mamvemve . Pres Cde R.G Mugabe vanodzoka rinhi kubva kuholiday nhai

  • dumb shits

    these guys are fucking idiots!

  • VaMugabe dzokai honai xvakuita vanhu vaye

  • Zanupf=the state

  • Zanupf=the state

  • Maybe party membership should be protected by the constitution. This case is ridiculous

  • Maybe party membership should be protected by the constitution. This case is ridiculous

  • Chikiti

    This is the opposition guys, welcome !

  • Zvakaitika pane uyo mfana anonzi Chipanga ave kurohwa neshamhu yaMwari haangambo fananidzi Robert Gabrial Mugabe naMwari regai achafunda kuti zvimwe zvinhu hazvitaurwe ainyorerwa maspeech naGrace achituka varume vakuru achida kufadza Grace nhasi zviripi daidza DrGrace vakumiririre ubve mumadhakwa avakasiya vakunyika ayo

  • Is that a serious offence, why do we worship our leaders this much, in the process we create monsters that eventually becomes hard to subdue

    • kunyangwe mukasasvika panocreater nyika isu to shanda nemotto yedu zanu pf haife yakabviswa pahutungamiri hatipe nyika ino kune munhu asiri wezanu pf. Zanu pf ichatonga igotonga igotongazve

  • who gave him the caps ,so these crooks are rocking around freely

  • danzo

    There is no way Chombo would be found not guilty considering his innumerable corrupt practices involving millions if not billions of dollars during the more than 20 years he held public offices. That magistrate or judge would need to be investigated.

  • Zvinebasa rei nhai?

  • Chokwadi

    How pathetic, they are obviously bootlicking, trying to get a pass on their legal process.

  • Stingray

    That’s not a criminal offence which should be tried in Zimbabwean courts.