Critic of Zimbabwe president arrested
A rights group in Zimbabwe says a critic of President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been charged with criminal nuisance after posting what were considered to be offensive statements about him on Facebook.
The organisation Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights says the police have also charged Munyaradzi Shoko with public violence for taking part in an opposition protest last month.
The military shot dead six people during the protest.
Shoko heads the Children of Zimbabwe War Veterans’ Association, which is allied to the former president’s wife, Grace Mugabe.
The police have also charged the government critic with assault after accusing him of attacking a governing party member at a hotel last year.