Zimbabwean activist, Sten Zvorwadza has been arrested for describing the ancient President of the country, Robert Mugabe as a dead man walking.
Zvorwadza made the remark about the 93-year-old leader while he was commenting on the recent disturbance between authorities and vendors.
It happened that the Zimbabwean police launched a campaign called “operation restore order” to get rid of vendors in the streets of the country’s capital, Harare.
According to Buzz SouthAfrica, the operation was initiated after Mr Mugabe complained that the streets are overcrowded and must be cleared.
Being the leader of a street vendor’s union, Zvorwadza reportedly expressed dissatisfaction with the way the authorities handled the issued. It is said that he described Mugabe as an old, day-dreaming President who’s walking dead.
For that, he was arrested and charged for insulting and undermining the President.
Zvorwadza is famed as an anti-Mugabe campaigner who has led several protests, encouraging Zimbabweans to rise and get rid of Mugabe.
Confirming Zvorwadza’s arrest, the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) related that he’s yet to appear in court.