2 Years In Jail For Defacing President Mnangagwa’s Banner

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TWO Chinhoyi men were jailed three years each by magistrate Tayengwa Chibanda for destroying a billboard with the portrait of President Emmerson Mnangagwa during the protests of January 14 — 17 this year.

The two will however each serve two years behind bars after one year was suspended on condition of good behaviour.

Darlington Willard Machemba (31) and Clifford Maleka (24) pleaded guilty to the charge of disturbing peace, security or order of the public.

The two pulled down, tore and burnt a billboard bearing the portrait of Mnangagwa during the January protests against fuel price hikes. They were arrested on January 15.

The billboard was valued at $6 000.

Zengeza Matura prosecuted.

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