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Harare man arrested, faces 20 years in jail over fake Mnangagwa lockdown statement

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Harare man arrested, faces 20 years in jail over fake Mnangagwa lockdown statement

The arrest comes after President Mnangagwa ordered the dreaded Central Intelligence Organisation to hunt down for the person who circulated the statement. A leaked docket form the Republic Police indicate that one Lovemore Zvokusekwa has been arrested for publishing a fake statement alleging that President Emmerson Mnangagwa had extended the lockdown days with 13 days. Mnangagwa  wants the person to be jailed for 20 years.

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The docket said: During the month of April 2020, the accused person published a false Press Statement document purported to be issued and signed by President of Republic of Zimbabwe His Excellency Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa headlined, “EXTENSION OF LOCKDOWN PERIOD BY 13 DAYS ONLY’.

The false press statement document was extending the lockdown period by 13 days from 20 April 2020 to 3 May 2020.Accused then disseminated the false press statement on different whatsapp platforms using his cellphone Huawei 6pro serial number SEAE55030065887 and 861855030082163 with Econet phone number 0772 103 342, yet in actual fact the President of Republic of not make or neither sign that press statement.

Source – Bulawayo24

IN OTHER NEWS :#Lockdown South Africa Police Officers caught drinking beer while on duty 

The members of the community informed the police at Phuthaditjhaba of five (5) members of the organization based at Namahadi police station busy drinking liquor at a certain tavern whilst on duty.


The back up was summoned to the scene wherein members fled the scene upon seeing the approach of other members. Fortunately, the tavern owner…read more

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