Two opposition MDC activists Tungamirai Madzokere and Last Maengahama have been acquitted by the Supreme Court following more than 8 years in prison. Madzokere and Maengahama were sentenced to 20 years in prison after they were convicted of the murder of a police officer in Glen View in 2011.
The Supreme Court has now overturned the conviction by the High Court in 2015 which saw Madzokere and Maengahama incarcerated at the Chikurubi Maximum Prison in Harare. The Supreme Court ordered the pair’s immediate release. The third activist who was convicted of the murder of Inspector Petros Mutedza, Yvonne Musaruwa was released in March 2018 after she was granted amnesty by President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Below are some of the reactions from social media following the announcement that Last Maengahama and Tungamirai Madzokere have been acquitted by the Supreme Court.
After 8 years in prison Tungamirai Madzokere and Last Maengahama have now been acquitted. The matter spent years awaiting Supreme Court ruling. It is a matter of justice to demand of our courts speedy handing down of judgments. Nothing can restore the 8 years lost to Last & Tunga
— Musa Kika (@KikaMusa) June 4, 2021