A Zimbabwean writer, Kenneth Nyangani, has been captured over the production of a story charging that First Lady Grace Mugabe had made a gift of clothing to party people.
His legal counselor affirmed that Kenneth was probably going to be accused of criminal slander and that he was kept for “supposedly composing and distributing a story over the gift of some utilized underpants.”
In any case, a lawful guide gathering, Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZHRL), affirmed late Tuesday that he had been accused of criminal disturbance.
“Newsday reported that Esau Mupfumi, the ZANU PF Member of Parliament for Chikanga-Dangamvura constituency handed over the donation from Grace comprising of used undergarments and night garbs to some ZANU PF party supporters at a meeting held in Mutare in Manicaland province over the weekend.
“ZLHR understands that Mupfumi filed the report with the police and deposed to a statement which is unclear if the legislator is the complainant himself or the First Lady,” a ZHRL statement read.
Second-hand clothing is a big deal in parts of the continent where they are the clothing of choice for most people. Some countries like Rwanda and Kenya have banned them even though in Zimbabwe they are still allowed.