John Mahlabera (36), who is employed by the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Service (ZPCS) has been charged with undermining President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
This comes after Mahlabera tweeted to MDC-T president Nelson Chamisa saying
Come to Chiredzi my president
Mahlabera will appear before a ZPCS disciplinary hearing on the 12th of June in Masvingo. He is charged with contravening section 3(1) of the Prison (Staff) (Discipline) Regulations 1984.
The authorities argue that his tweet shows disloyalty to Mnangagwa. He will be represented by Collen Maboke and Blessing Nyamaropa of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights.