Chiredzi: The ZPPP officer has been dismissed for work after the disciplinary hearing was condemned for the use of "treasonous or unpopular" words by President Emerson Mnangagwi.
John Mahlabera is charged with tweeting in favor of the then presidential candidate for MDC Alliance Nelson Chamis on April 9th.
He is also accused of undermining President Mnangagwa and participating at the MDC Alliance meeting on August 10, 2018 at the Cheshichi, Tshovani Stadium.
At number one, Mahlaber was found guilty of having violated Section 3 (1) of the Criminal Code 1984, using "traitorous" or "illogical" words against Mnangagwa.
"On April 9, 2018, and Chiredz Prison (or near), said 2929948A C01 Mahlabera John (hereby accused as a Accused), as a member of the Service, made: Illegally gave political commentary on his Twitter account after MDC Alliance held at Jerera Growth Point in Zaka, and addressed to Nelson Chamis, President of the MDC Alliance Political Party, "notes the note.
"He wrote the following words on his Twitter account:" Come to my President Chiredz, "so he showed loyalty to the opposition party's president, thus showing dishonesty and disgraceful behavior to President Zimbabwe."
In another account, Mahlabera was also found guilty of violating Section 3 (46) of the (disciplinary) prisons in 1984 after attending Chamisa's meeting in Chiredz.
"Being a member of the Service has done: Antidiscrimination and intentional participation in active politics when attending the MDC Alliance rally held at Tshovani Stadium in Chiredzzi on June 10, 2018, after which the accused was invited to the floor by President MDC Alliance Nelson Chamis met with MDC Supporters.
John Mahlabera presented Nelson Chamis at the MDC Conference in Chiredz
"A member then promised promise or acted as a security detail if Nelson Chamis won the scheduled elections held on July 30, 2018, for showing partitioning with the MDC party," reads in the text.
Advocate Collin Maboke of Zimbabwe's Human Rights Attorney, who represented Mahlaber during a disciplinary hearing, said he would appeal the sentence of a prison clerk at the High Court.