#ShutdownZimbabwe: 375 convicted

At least 375 people were convicted following violent protests that rocked the country from January 14 to 16 this year, the Zim Morning Post can exclusively reveal.

Documents which reveal a summary of convictions seen by this publication show that out of 375 convictions 225 are in Bulawayo, 69 in Harare, Mashonaland West (27), Mashonaland Central (14), Manicaland (19), while Masvingo had no convictions.

The documents also show that only 8 people were sentenced to 8 years in prison, six people were caged for 6 years, 40 people were imprisoned for four years each while 92 people will serve one year jail terms.

Documents in our possession also show that 200 people were fined $20 each with highest number of people fined in Midlands which has 124 while Mashonaland West has 63.

Only 12 people got suspended sentences, six received between 2-5 strokes and 30 people were caged for three months each.

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