Our courts are non-partisan
EDITOR — The conviction of MDC-T activists who took part in the murder of a police officer in Glen View is being taken by some as a politically informed judgment.
This has become a trend in Zimbabwe where all happenings are classified along contrasting lines of either Zanu-PF or the opposition.
A police officer was attacked and lost his life in the process, as such, regardless of the attackers` political affiliation, justice has to be served and observed.
Accusing the courts of being partisan in a case in which the convicted were found guilty beyond any reasonable doubt is contempt of court and undermines the justice system.
Political parties should ensure that their members behave within the confines of the law instead of waiting to make noise on social media after their people are arrested for committing crimes.
Assuming that the three would be exonerated on the basis that they belonged to an opposition political outfit was a miscalculation by these political crybabies in the mould of MDC-T`s Obert Gutu and contingent.
The five year period taken to secure a conviction should be considered by political agitators as a warning, the inevitable reward for political violence is imprisonment. This conviction gives us hope that even the people who were fronting the recent disturbances in Harare will be caught in due course.
In the spirit of tolerance, I believe that those who commit crimes of a political nature should receive stern sentences. Intolerant minds are toxic to society.
In my opinion, it is unfair to the deceased to suggest that the courts were not right in convicting the MDC-T trio. When a life is lost under circumstances of this nature, someone has to be accountable.
It is beyond doubt that the facts pointed to these three, if they were Zanu-PF members I am sure the overwhelming evidence would have rendered them guilty too.
This addiction to politics is dangerous. Larry Gumede