Writer Tsitsi Dangarembga’s application for discharge rejected

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By Staff Reporter

Writer Tsitsi Dangarembgwa’s application for discharge on charges of inciting public violence has been dismissed.

Harare magistrate Babra Mateko ruled Thursday that Dangarembgwa has a case to answer since it was not in dispute that she was indeed seen holding placards with inciting material.

Commenting after the ruling, the writer said; “The outcome is not the outcome that l had hoped for; l had hoped for a discharge of the case.

“Zimbabweans have the right to demonstrate and, if an issue arise and l feel it needs demonstrating, l will surely do it again.

“I am a writer which is wonderful and everything that happens to me is a resource for my work.

“l am not disappointed that there is more support by the citizens, they are struggling on their daily basis of life.”