The Vice President of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Morgan Komichi was convicted for contravening section 186 of the Zimbabwean Electoral Act and fined him $200 on Friday
Komichi interrupted the announcement of election results by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission in August 2018 announcing his rejection of official results.
MDC President Nelson Chamisa attended the trail on Friday at the Rotten Row court in Harare.
The Deputy National Spokesperson for MDC Hon. Bekithemba Mpofu issued a statement in which is castigated the conviction of Komichi calling it unfortunate and barbaric.
Read his statement below
“VP Komichi conviction unfortunate, barbaric
The MDC condemns and dismisses the conviction of Vice President Sen Morgen Komichi on allegations of disrupting ZEC proceedings as barbaric
We are aware that both the charges and conviction are an attempt to stifle expression and opinion which are a Constitutional rights.
It is however concerning for institutions of the state to be used in pursuit of a partisan agenda.
As we said before this is command military injustice.
The MDC will fight for restoration of a Constitutional order, sanctity of civilian institutions and spaces.
The Judiciary must not only be independent but the people of Zimbabwe must have confidence in the adminstration of justice.
Unfair, fast-tracked trials and command convictions must come to an end should we truly intend to build this nation.
The MDC condemns dirty tactics being employed by this military government.
Defining a New Course for Zimbabwe.”
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