Energy Mutodi who was facing charges of insulting former President Robert Mugabe and also communicating falsehoods is off the hook.

His application for refusal of further remand was granted last Friday after the prosecution failed to justify its stance to keep him on remand without a trial date. 
The charges emanated from an article written by Mutodi last year in August titled “Why choosing a successor is a difficult job?” In the article, Mutodi warned former President Robert Mugabe that he would face a military coup if he failed to choose his successor wisely.

Mutodi had posted on his Facebook wall that the then VP Mnangagwa had been poisoned in a helicopter he used to travel to Gwanda by two ministers whom he named.