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Lumumba Acquitted

The State has dropped presidential insult allegations against controversial political activist, William Gerald Mutumanje who is popularly  known as Acie Lumumba.

Mutumanje had been facing charges of insulting former President Robert Mugabe.

Yesterday prosecutor Venencia Mutake told court that the state could not establish any evidence against him.

Lumumba was acquitted on the same charges late last year only to be summoned back to court after the State made a U-turn on its decision.

The State alleged that Lumumba insulted Mugabe with an ‘F’ word but he denied the charges and further argued that he had a constitutional right to express himself regarding Mugabe’s rule as they were both leaders of political parties.

At the time Lumumba was interim president of Viva Zimbabwe opposition party.


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