MDC youth secretary trial date set

 MDC youth secretary trial date set
Published: 27 September 2019 (105 Views)
THE State has set October 30 as the trial date for MDC youth assembly secretary-general Gift Ostallos Siziba - who is accused of inciting public violence after he allegedly encouraged the public to participate in demonstrations while addressing a rally in Glen Norah in July.

When he appeared in court yesterday for routine remand, prosecutor Sebastian Mutizirwa notified the court that Siziba will proceed to trial on October 30.

Allegations against Siziba are that on July 7, he addressed an MDC rally, which was attended by about 4 500 people, at Glen Norah Community Hall.

The State alleges that Siziba incited his party supporters to engage in acts of public violence during the anticipated demonstrations.  

It is the State's case that Siziba incited the MDC youths to engage in public violence by burning tyres, placing stones and boulders on the roads, thereby disturbing peace, security and public order.

The court also heard that Siziba allegedly stated that youths were not intimidated by the Zanu-PF government and were ready to remove it from power. He also allegedly said the youths would not be deterred by threats of arrest as their own houses were already prisons, adding that youths do not fear death as scores die everyday. 


- dailynews

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