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Mwonzora Says Dropped Court Cases Linked to Him Politically Motivated

FILE: Movement for Democratic Change secretary general Douglas Mwonzora. (Sebastian Nyamhangambiri for VOA)

Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) secretary general Douglas Mwonzora has accused the ruling Zanu PF party of using the police and state prosecutors to target him in an attempt to tarnish his image and political career.

The statement follows High Court judge Garainesu Mawadze’s ruling on Thursday dismissing an appeal by Prosecutor General Johannes Tomana to overturn Mwonzora’s acquittal by the magistrate court on two counts of theft of trust funds.

Justice Mawadze said Tomana’s appeal lacked merit.

Mwonzora told VOA Studio 7 his latest acquittal proves that most charges leveled against him are politically motivated.

Meanwhile, police on Friday stopped ZimRights from holding a meeting on the new constitution in Chitungwiza.

In Bulawayo, two MDC Renewal Team officials were charged under the same law for distributing flyers informing people about a rally the party will have with the MDC wing of Welshman Ncube about their plans to merge the two parties.

Reggie Moyo and Rita Ndlovu are expected to appear in court next week.

ZimRights director, Okay Machisa, told Studio 7 they will take their case to the constitutional courting.