Mahere recovering from Covid-19
Mahere tested positive to COVID-19, two days after she was released from remand prison on bail on allegations of publishing falsehoods.
Writting on Twitter, Mahere said, "Recovering steadily from Covid19 and taking it a day at a time... All political prisoners must be freed. Unlawful detention at a time like this is double jeopardy."
Recovering steadily from Covid19 & taking it a day at a time. I'm super grateful for your love, kind messages & concern. All political prisoners must be freed. Unlawful detention at a time like this is double jeopardy.#FreeJobSikhala #FreeAllanMoyo #FreeHopewell#MaskUpZim🇿🇼 pic.twitter.com/HdeDhFojOw— Fadzayi Mahere (@advocatemahere) January 25, 2021
Mahere spent seven days in remand prison and she complained before magistrate Trynos Wutawashe that she had been exposed to poor sanitary conditions when she was arrested which put her and other inmates at risk of contracting the virus.
She told the court that the deplorable sanitary conditions in cells, which include unavailability of running water, were not conducive for inmates to adhere to the World Health Organisation guidelines on fighting COVID-19.