Hwange social media ‘terrorist’ freed:sending messages on WhatsApp protesting against traditional leaders


Police in Hwange on Friday dropped a case against a 28 year-old Praise Moyo who had been summoned to appear in court for allegedly sending a message on WhatsApp protesting against the failure by traditional leaders to compel authorities at Hwange Colliery Company (HCC) to pay its workers.

Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) officers in Hwange had summoned and charged Moyo to stand trial for allegedly inciting public violence.

According to Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, police claimed that Moyo allegedly sent messages via WhatsApp groups, questioning why traditional leaders such as chiefs in Hwange were not engaging and persuading listed coal miner, HCC, to pay its employees some outstanding wages and salaries.

But Moyo, who had secured legal representation of human rights lawyer Lizwe Jamela was set free on Friday.

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