Man jailed after 'barging' into Mugabe security briefing

2017-06-26 06:02
Handcuffs. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Handcuffs. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Harare – A Zimbabwean man, 29, who posed as a secret agent where top security officials were holding a briefing before President Robert Mugabe's recent rally in Mutare, has been jailed for two months, a report says. 

According to New, Elmos Sigelagelani, pleaded guilty to criminal nuisance charges after he masqueraded as a Central Intelligent Organisation (CIO) agent on June 15 at Sakubva stadium.

He was arrested by secret agents after he entered the VVIP section, interrupting the top security officials meeting.

Passing down judgement, magistrate Lazarus Murendo sentenced the convicted Sigelagelani to two months in jail but also gave him a $200 fine option.

Mugabe kicked off a nationwide series of rallies early this month to drum up support from youth ahead of elections in 2018. 

The nonagenarian planned to hold 10 pre-election rallies in the country's 10 provinces. The rallies will be held from June to October. He has already been to Marondera and Mutare.  

Read more on:    robert  |  mugabe  |  zimbabwe  |  southern africa

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.