By Staff Reporter
Convicted MDC-A Youth Leader, Makomborero Haruzivishe’s family has revealed that their son is eager to fight the “unjust” government by speaking the truth to power even though he is aware that imprisonment of opposition leaders is on the rise.
This was revealed in the MDC-A statement on the visit of a delegation that was sent to Haruzivishe’s homestead in Buka, Masvingo, by opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, in solidarity with his family.
According to the statement, Mako’s mother told the delegation that when her son visited in December, he revealed to his family members the zeal to fight for the truth.
“Mako’s mother explained that when he visited the family in December, he said he will continue speaking truth to power even though he was aware that imprisonment on opposition leaders was on the rise.”
Meanwhile, his grandfather said:
“He drew parallels between Mako’s persecution with his persecution which he experienced during the days when he was MDC-A Councilor for Ward 13.”
In the statement it is revealed that the MDC Youth Leader’s (Mako) family said he indicated that he was getting arrested for speaking the truth though urged them to stay strong, hopeful and understand that he was being persecuted for fighting for a free and equal society.
MDC-A Secretary for Welfare, Maureen Kademaunga also said 12 MDC-A leaders and members are currently in prison being held as political prisoners.
She indicated that the party continues to call for the release of all political prisoners without any conditions and the nullification of all their charges.
Last week, the former ZINASU Secretary General who is convicted for inciting public violence and resisting arrest was jailed for 24 months with his first count being of incitement, and 12 months for resisting arrest.
While, 10 of the 24 months and 6 of the 12 months were suspended.
The two sentences to run concurrently means Haruzivishe will serve 14 months in prison.