Articles tagged 'linda masarira'

Khupe faction holds extraordinary congress 21 April 2018 BULAWAYO - MDC secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora and human rights activist Linda Masarira are expected to participate at the extraordinary congress of a breakaway MDC faction led by expelled deputy president Thokozani Khupe. According to a list of contestants seen by this paper, a number of c...
'Masarira involved in beer-fuelled pub brawl' 9 June 2017 HARARE - Activist Linda Masarira fought a reveller at a local bar, hitting him with an empty beer bottle before her friends threatened the bar manager with a toy gun, a Harare court heard yesterday. Masarira, 35, Makomborero Haruzivishe, 25, and Desmond Sharukai, 28, appeared before magistrate...
Court grants Masarira stay of sentence 9 May 2017 HARARE - A Harare court has granted a stay of community sentence for pro-democracy campaigner Linda Masarira while considering whether the High Court will hear her appeal after her conviction and sentence for participating in an anti-government protest last year. In a May 5 court ruling, Mbare...
Masarira spared jail in #ShutdownZim2016 trial 8 March 2017 HARARE - A magistrate yesterday ruled that pro-democracy activist Linda Masarira  — convicted on charges of fanning public violence during the July 6, 2016 ‘‘stay away’’ protest movement led by church minister Evan Mawarire — must complete 385 hours of community service. Masarira was initially...
Pro-democracy activist convicted 5 March 2017 HARARE - Pro-democracy activist Linda Masarira was found guilty on Friday on charges of fanning public violence during the July 6, 2016 ''stay away'' protest movement led by church minister Evan Mawarire. Masarira was convicted by Mbare magistrate Stanford Mambanje, who acquitted four of her c...
Dzamara, Masarira case takes dramatic twist 24 January 2017 HARARE - A lawyer representing pro-democracy activists, including Patson Dzamara and Linda Masarira, yesterday humiliated the arresting officer for plagiarising the same statement previously submitted in court by his colleague. Obey Shava was representing Dzamara and Masarira together with Mak...
Political activist Masarira stirs tribal storm 17 December 2016 HARARE - Critics came out guns blazing yesterday as they heaped scorn on #Tajamuka/Sesjikile civil movement leader and political activist Linda Masarira after she made tribal remarks against Ndebeles. The anti-government activist reportedly claimed at a Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CZC) discu...
Zim rights abuses slammed 28 November 2016 HARARE - As the country hurtles towards the crunch 2018 elections — human rights violations are increasing by the day with civil society warning that the situation will only get worse. Recently, four activists including missing journalist Itai Dzamara’s brother Patson were abducted by suspecte...
Mugabe: Architect of rights violations 25 November 2016 HARARE - That all nominees for this year's ZimRights sponsored People's Choice Award for defenders of human rights in the country are anti-President Robert Mugabe activists give credence to the widely held view that the nonagenarian is the architect of rights violations in Zimbabwe. From oppos...
Human rights defenders to be honoured 24 November 2016 HARARE - Human Rights activists Patson Dzamara, Sten Zvorwadza, Silvanos Mudzvova, Linda Masarira, Farai Maguwu, Evan Mawarire and legislator Jessie Majome are among 81 people that have been nominated for Community Human Rights Defenders Awards (CHRDAs) to be presented on Friday night. Zimbabw...
Cracks widen over demo funding 23 November 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe's pro-democracy groups have started to fracture, with anti-President Robert Mugabe civic groups crossing swords with an opposition political party over last week's failed anti-bond notes demonstration. In a development that bodes ill for the crunch 2018 elections,  activist a...
Court orders anti-Mugabe activist's immediate release 27 September 2016 HARARE - High Court judge Justice David Mangota yesterday ordered the immediate release of anti-President Robert Mugabe activist, Linda Masarira, pictured, who has been languishing in remand prison for nearly two months. The order is on the back of an urgent chamber application filed by Masari...
Rights activists' application dismissed 27 July 2016 HARARE - Harare magistrate Stanford Mambanje yesterday dismissed an application to have the case of 10 human rights activists referred to the Constitutional Court. In the case, involving Linda Masarira of the Occupy Africa Unity Square anti-President Robert Mugabe campaign, the group is facing...