Six Chinhoyi residents were discharged from court after they were arrested by Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) for committing public violence due to high fuel prices.
The six allegedly participated in anti-government protests on Tuesday 15 January 2015 and these include Obey Zirota(37),Simbarashe Mubaira Kuenda(25),Mini Bizabani(41),Owen Musariranwa(48),Basil Nhira(19) and Adonai Tiriwawi(22).
They were alleged to have unlawfully and forcibly disturbed the peace security and order of the public by erecting some barricades along the road, threw stones, attack police officers, burnt tyres and destroy some equipment which was used by the ZRP officers at Chinhoyi Chegutu Highway.
They were represented by Tinashe Jore of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) and were set free on Thursday January 24 2019 by Chinhoyi Magistrate Letwin Rwodzi Machakaire after she ruled that there was no evidence presented in court.
The protest was due to the economic meltdown which resulted of high prices of fuel and other basic commodities which forced people to pay $5 dollars for bus fare from their home areas to town for instance Chitungwiza and Norton residents.