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MDC activist to sue police over leaks

MDC activist Cecelia Chimbiri will sue the police officer after her sensitive pictures were leaked on social media.


Chimbiri, Joanah Mamombe, and Netsai Marova were allegedly abducted last week after a flash demonstration in Warren Park. The trio was found dumped in Bindura and are alleging that they were tortured and were hospitalised.


In a letter to Police Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga, Chimbiri’s lawyer Rosely Hanzi of Zimbabwe’s Lawyers for Human Rights said his office should fully investigate the issue to ascertain how and under whose
instruction the “photographs of our client have been disseminated. The lawyers also want Matanga to take “appropriate action against
Chief Superintend Philip and any other people who were involved in this violation.


“Further be advised that we will be taking legal action against all those responsible in their official and individual capacities for damages.
Accordingly, this letter serves as due notice in terms of section 6 of the State Liabilities Act,” Hanzi said.


She said a Dr. Nyamukuwe arrived at a facility on May 15 where the activist was admitted in the company of a female police officer identified as
Chief Superintendent Philip. The female police officer is said to have photographed Chimbiri as part of evidence gathering.

The female police officer is said to have photographed Chimbiri as part of evidence gathering.
“She captured some images of Hon Mamombe, Cecilia Chimbiri, and Netsai
Marova. Our client together with Mamombe and Marova were at different times advised to remove clothing to expose their various sections
of their bodies for the exercise,” Hanzi said.

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