Mawarire Charged For Twitter Remarks Against Moyo

OPPOSITION Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) spokesperson, Jealousy Mawarire, was yesterday charged with contravening the Posts and Telecommunications Act over a tweet insinuating that Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo was a fraudster.

Mawarire was formally charged after he handed himself over to police in the company of his lawyer Dzimbabwe Chimbga.

He was released into the custody of his lawyer.

The State alleges that on June 24 this year, he posted a tweet accusing Moyo of failing to account for $114 000 raised from the sale of a Kingstons building, when he was still Information minister.

The tweet read: “Jonathan Moyo and Tsitsi Mabukucha sold Kingstons building, can’t account for $114000, not arrested.”

Mawarire said police indicated they were not yet ready for trial, as they were still investigating the matter.
Chimbga said his client was released after police recorded a warned-and-cautioned statement from him.