Zvikomborero Parafini, Court Reporter
Activist Makomborero Haruzivishe was on Tuesday sentenced to 14 months in prison for inciting public violence and resisting arrest.
Haruzivishe was convicted last week after a full trial by Harare magistrate Judith Taruvinga and was back in court for sentencing yesterday.
In her reasons for sentencing, she said upon arrest Haruzivishe was uncooperative and refused to walk when he was arrested and the police had to lift him to the truck.
She also said she considered that he didn’t participate in the violence but incited violence.
Subsequently, he was sentenced to 24 months in prison for the first count and 10 months were suspended for five years on condition of good behaviour.
He was sentenced to 12 months in prison on the second count of resisting arrest and six months were suspended on condition that he doesn’t commit a similar offense of resisting a law officer.
The two sentences will run concurrently.
Moses Mapanga appeared for the State.