UZ student charged over Baba Jukwa

HARARE - University of Zimbabwe student Romeo Tanyaradzwa Musemburi is being charged with attempting to commit an act of insurgency, banditry, sabotage or terrorism.

The charges arose after he posted an article to babajukwa2013@gmail.com e-mail account.

Musemburi, 20, of 113 Shortstone Waterfalls in Harare is a third-year student currently studying towards an honours degree in Economics.

He appeared before Harare magistrate Douglas Chikwekwe and was remanded in custody to July 16.

He was advised to apply for bail at the High Court because he faces a third schedule offence which the lower court has no jurisdiction to hear.

Prosecutor Michael Reza alleged that on August 3 last year, Musemburi used his gmail account romeomusemburi@gmail.com wrote and posted an article to babajukwa2013@gmail.com.

The e-mail read, “We want pfuti (guns) give us and we will hit the streets and fight for democracy.”

It is the State’s case that Musemburi’s article was an attempt to commit an act of insurgency, banditry, sabotage, terrorism with a view to overthrow the government by unconstitutional means.

 

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