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Villagers in court over demo

Two Chiweshe villagers who were part of a group which demonstrated against a nurse-in-charge of Rosa Rural District Hospital have been arraigned before a Bindura magistrate.

Joice Chigwida (34) and Julius Majawa (49) pleaded not guilty to a charge of participating in a gathering with intent to promote public violence before magistrate Aleck Kadye, who remanded them out of custody toJuly 24.

Prosecutors said the duo and two others on January 14 incited a demonstration against Abeshel Mundandishe (52) at the hospital.

They allegedly played drums and sang songs calling for Mundandishe’s removal on allegations that she ill-treated patients. Police tried to stop the protest
without success.

The villagers only dispersed after they were addressed by the councillor for the area John Mudzonga.

Simbarashe Sithole

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