WASHINGTON DC —
Deputy National Chairman Morgan Komichi of the Movement for Democratic Change formation of Morgan Tsvangirai has been found guilty of fraud and contravening Zimbabwe’s electoral laws and sentenced to 350 hours of community service.
Komichi’s lawyer, Aleck Muchademahama, told VOA Studio 7 his client has instructed
Muchademahama said his client is happy to be leaving prison.
Komichi was arrested in July and accused of tempering with Zimbabwe’s electoral laws and has been in custody at Chikurubi Maximum Prison. He is expected to start his community service on Monday next week.
Komichi picked up ballot papers near the Election Command Center of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission in the run-up to the 2013 July elections. He surrended the papers to the police, leading to his arrest.
President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF party resoundingly won the general election which were rejected by MDC formations which said there was massive electoral fraud.
Tsvangirai has refused to recognize the outcome of the polls through the Southern African Development Community and African Union said they were free.