In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 06th, October, 2020

Soldier Sentenced To 12- yr Imprisonment After Boasting To His Girlfriend That He Masterminded 2018 White Metropolis Bombing

Soldier Sentenced To 12- year Imprisonment After Boasting To His Girlfriend That He Masterminded 2018 White City Bombing


Tendai Saunyama Kandima

A Zimbabwean soldier recognized as Tendai Saunyama Kandima has bagged a 12 yr jail sentence after bragging about being the mastermind behind the White Metropolis bombing in Bulawayo in 2018.

The White Metropolis bombing which can also be referred to as the Bulawayo bombing occurred on June 23, 2018, just a few weeks earlier than July 2018 harmonized elections in Zimbabwe. The bomb went off when President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his deputies, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga and Vice President Kembo Mohadi had been leaving a Zanu PF rally at White Metropolis Stadium.

three folks died in the course of the assault and at the very least 40 different folks had been injured.

Kandima nevertheless made the claims of masterminding the bombing in a bid to impress his girlfriend through a Whatsapp chat. The chat ultimately discovered its option to the army resulting in his arrest and detention at 2 Infantry Brigade at Kaguvi Barracks in Harare.

Although it was established that Kandima was in India on the time of the assault, he was tried earlier than a army court docket after being charged with “publishing or speaking an entirely or materially false assertion with the intention or realising that there’s a actual danger or chance of undermining public confidence in a regulation enforcement company.”

Zimlive reported that the soldier who didn’t have any authorized illustration in the course of the Normal Courtroom Martial, was sentenced to 12 years in jail. He’ll nevertheless serve an efficient six years in jail after half of his sentence was conditionally suspended.

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Zimbabwe Legal professionals for Human Rights (ZLHR) have taken up Kandima’s case and have instructed Harare-based lawyer, Harmless Gonese to safe Kandima’s launch in order that he receives pressing medical therapy for a coronary heart situation.

Gonese revealed that they are going to be submitting an enchantment to the Supreme Courtroom as a result of the Normal Courtroom Martial is similar because the Excessive Courtroom.

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