I WAS PRESSURED


The young man convicted of insulting ZEC boss, Justice Priscilla Chigumba in a retweet has changed his plea.

Tawona Shadaya told Magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa that he made the initial plea under duress. Shadaya engaged Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights lawyers who filed a notice before the court saying he was pressured to plead guilty.

The ZLHR lawyers told court that they perused Shadaya’s docket plea, but could not find details of whether the Twitter account in the name of Chigumba was fake or real.

They further told court that there is no charge on what Shadaya did because he merely repeated what the complainant had posted in the Twitter account.

Magistrate Mugwagwa postponed the matter to October 16.

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