British meddling rears its ugly head again

by | Apr 29, 2021 | International, Local News, Politics | 0 comments

Nevanji Munyaradzi Chiondegwa

In a classic tale of ‘to find the goblin’s mother make it cry’, a British peer, Peter Hain has written to the United Kingdom Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab demanding that he takes action on the case of Honourable Joana Mamombe of Harare West.

The letter by Lord Hain to Dominic Raab is full of subtle and clear threats and an obvious attempt to subvert the justice system in Zimbabwe.
There are clear undertones in the letter seeking to influence how the matter should be handled by Zimbabwean Courts, and what would happen as a consequence should that not happen.

The case of Joana Mamombe, Cecelia Chimbiri and Netsai Marova is still to commence before the courts due to Mamombe’s alleged mental state. It has been claimed that she is mentally unfit to comprehend the proceedings of trial. However, this has not stopped her from being active elsewhere including in Parliament and even committing further crimes, one of which she is currently in remand prison together with Chimbiri, her co-accused.

It is surprising that despite evidence to the contrary including video footage that disputes the placement of Mamombe and her colleagues, Peter Hain has continued to claim that she was forcibly removed from her hospital bed into police custody.

“Eye witness accounts supported video footage which indicate that a level of force and brutality were employed, despite Ms Mamombe’s delicate state of health,” thunders Hain in the letter to Raab.

Funny enough, despite the denial by ZANU PF of any involvement, Hain would have it placed on ZANU PF saying there can be no other plausible explanation.
He even claims there may be some encouragement for Joana Mamombe to die. This should worry authorities seeing that previously, Learnmore Jongwe, an MDC MP, allegedly committed suicide while in lawful custody for the murder of his wife.