MASVINGO- MDC Alliance’s Chiredzi Rural District Council (RDC) Ward 18 councillor and provincial youth league secretary general Gilbert Mutubuki, who was arrested yesterday in connection with an ‘illegal’ gathering in Mandamabwe in February, has been released on $5 000 bail.
Mutubuki will be back in court on May 9 together with nine other MDC Alliance activists who were arrested on the same charges.
Mutubuki appeared before magistrate Patience Madondo today charged with inciting public violence when he allegedly addressed a gathering at Mhandamabwe in February.
Mutubuki reportedly handed himself over to the police yesterday after a manhunt had been launched by members of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Law and Order.
His lawyer, Advocate Martin Mureri of the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) told TellZim News that his client had been charged for addressing a gathering with the intention of causing public violence.
“My client is being charged for participating in a gathering with intend to promote public violence. He was given $5 000 bail and will come back in court to court in May for his remand,” said Mureri.