MPANDAWANA – Zanu PF’s Gutu district youth chairperson, Tapiwa Sivaya, recently appeared before Gutu magistrate, Victor Mahamadi facing charges of tearing down MDC-Alliance campaign posters.
He was charged for contravening with Section 152(1) of the Electoral Act Chapter 2:13 “Unlawfully removing a campaign poster”.
Sivaya was remanded to July 26 for trial.
State facts as presented by Samuel Magobeya are that on July 5 this year at around 17:00 hrs, Enerst Mandingo was travelling from Gonye business bentre to Gutu in company of Lloyd Mufudze and Tafunga Mangombe.
Along the way, they saw Sivaya tearing the MDC Alliance campaign posters which were displayed on a tree by the road side.
Mandingo then approached Sivaya and asked why he was tearing down the posters but he denied saying he was only displaying Zanu PF campaign posters on the same tree but on a different branch.
Mandingo picked up the torn pieces and reported the matter to the police leading to Sivaya’s arrest.local