By ZBC Reporter
THE Zimbabwe Republic Police has confirmed the arrest of Jacob Ngarivhume of Transform Zimbabwe and Hopewell Chin’ono on allegations of inciting public violence.
In a statement, ZRP Spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said the duo will appear in court soon and are currently in police custody.
“The Zimbabwe Republic Police confirms that Jacob Ngarivhume of Transform Zimbabwe and Hopewell Chin’ono have been arrested in connection with allegations of contravening Section 187 (1) (a) as read with section 37 (1) (a) (i) of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act, Chapter 9:23, “incitement to participate in public violence,” reads the statement.
Meanwhile, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Permanent Secretary Mr Nick Mangwana has said no one is above the law and the country’s law’s enforcement agents should be left to do their job.
In a tweet, Mr Mangwana said “no one will be arrested for doing his or her job, but if anyone breaks the law, regardless of political station, he will be treated fairly before the law.”
There is no profession which is above the law.
-Journalists are not above the law.
-Lawyers are not above the law
-Doctors and nurses are not above the law.
-Politicians & bankers are not above the law.
Anyone suspected to have commited a crime should be subjected to due process.
— Nick Mangwana (@nickmangwana) July 20, 2020