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Hate speech charge against Mwakwere dropped

18 September 2012, 12:16

Environment Minister Chirau Mwakwere has been cleared of hate speech charges after the complainants withdrew the case.

The complainants were National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) and Muslims for Human Rights (Muhuri).

In the case, Mwakwere is alleged to have made a speech, during a by-election campaign in his constituency in July 2010, to the effect that indigenous coastal people have been oppressed by Arabs.

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