A legislator from Zimbabwe’s ruling party has appeared in court accused of “insulting remarks” about President Robert Mugabe’s wife, Grace, during a verbal exchange with a fellow Zanu-PF party member.
Member of parliament Justice Wadyajena, 35, was charged with “criminal insult or, alternatively, conduct likely to provoke the breach of peace” when he appeared before magistrate Lindiwe Maphosa in Victoria Falls.
The prosecutor, Listen Nare, told the court that the lawmaker “used abusive or insulting language” against a party member who had a portrait of Grace Mugabe, and a slogan calling on party members to rally behind her, emblazoned on his car.
The MP and party member Jimayi Muduvuri were both attending the Zanu-PF annual conference on Victoria Falls. Read more