Victoria Falls- Magistrate Lindiwe Maphosa Thursday referred the Remnant Church Pastor Patrick Philip Mugadza’s case in which he demanded for the stepping down of the President Robert Mugabe to the Constitutional Court.
The 45 year old Kariba Pastor is being charged with criminal nuisance and contravening of Section 46 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act Chapter 9:23 and criminal nuisance following his 11 December solo demonstration against Mugabe in Victoria Falls.
During his protest Pastor Mugadza had a placard which read, “Mr President People are suffering Proverbs 21:13.”
He was charged and spent the entire Christmas holiday in custody and was later released on $50 bail during the New Year’s Eve.
He is denying the charges saying that he has a constitutional right to demonstrate and express himself.
His case was referred to the Constitutional Court after his Lawyer Lizwe Jamela of the Zimbabwe Lawyers had argued that Mugadza’s case was a constitutional matter.