- "Politically motivated hooliganism devoid of any edifying goals simply does time, whether here or elsewhere," said Charamba, adding that even the United States has jailed Donald Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol building early this year.
By Mutsa Makuvaza
PRESIDENTIAL spokesperson George Charamba has warned political activists that the courts will throw them into jail without fear or favor and no amount of politics will save lawbreakers should they engage in hooliganism.
Charamba made the comment after MDC Alliance national executive member Makomborero Haruziviishe was yesterday sentenced to an effective fourteen months in jail for crimes which his party tried to link to political persecution.
“It is quite amusing to see how Chamisa’s people and their web of online sites are trying to upgrade sheer hooliganism personified by one Makomborero Haruzivishe to a fretful national concern.
“Politically motivated hooliganism devoid of any edifying goals simply does time, whether here or elsewhere,” said Charamba, adding that even the United States has jailed Donald Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol building early this year.
“Check what became of Trump’s hooligans early this year, most of whom have been put away. The courts have been quite considerate actually and the misguided young man has his kind Lord and compassionate law to thank.
“To those still lingering out of prison, look and learn. This is a law-and-order dispensation. You try dicing with the law, with order, we turn you in inexorably.
“Those who cheer and egg you on in breaking the law fade into inaudible, restless shuffle on judgment day, salving their forgetful consciences with occasional tweets of impotent, plaintive protests and ornate digital banners that bring no comfort in lonely gaol to which the law commits you in these nippy times!
“And the family which struggled to raise fees for your higher education in the hope of a better future won’t understand what you hoped to get by taunting and breaking the law on behalf of a politician who will never govern, but will always incite and mislead. After your time, you have lost times to count, with them missed opportunities suffered to an indifferent, un-garlanded homecoming.”
Meanwhile, MDC Alliance national spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere says her party will appeal the conviction and subsequent jailing of Haruziviishe. – Zimbabwe Voice ■