harare-magistrates-court.03.09.10.jpgThe trial of former MDC legislator and University of Zimbabwe lecturer, Munyaradzi Gwisai and five others opened with the second state witness, Detective Sergeant Jonathan Shoko testifying.

In his evidence, Detective Sergeant Shoko said he gained entry to the venue of the meeting after getting an invite through his contacts within the International Socialist Organisation.

Shoko chronicled details of the illegal meeting conducted by Gwisai and his accomplices who include Antonater Choto, Tatenda Mombeyarara, Edson Chakuma, Hopewell Gumbo and Welcome Zimuto.

Shoko articulated statements by Antonater Choto, Hopewell Gumbo, Edson Chakuma and Welcome Zimuto who called for Zimbabweans to implement the Egyptian style of revolution saying this can only be done through commitment and effective communication.

Shoko revealed that the accused made the statements after viewing video footage from Egypt on how the Egyptians destroyed government buildings and burnt the national flags among other violent actions.

The matter has been postponed to next month where the State’s key witness is expected to continue testifying.

Gwisai and his accomplices are facing charges of inciting violence or participating in a gathering with the intention of causing public violence.