16th November 2012
The trial of the ‘Glen View accused’ continued on Friday with the defence counsel blasting the state prosecutor for not taking the trial seriously.
29 MDC activists are facing what they say are false charges for the murder of a police officer last year.
State prosecutor Edmore Nyazamba was accused by defence lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa, of blocking the granting of bail to some of the MDC members who are in remand prison.
On Tuesday, Nyazamba had promised he would spend Friday looking at individual bail applications, after it was shown that state witness, Chief Inspector Clever Ntini, was inconsistent and unreliable.
But on Friday Nyazamba changed his mind and told the trial judge that the accused should re-apply for fresh bail.
This enraged Mtetwa who accused Nyazamba of raising people’s hopes and then making an about turn at the last minute.
She said: The State does not take seriously the issue of bail and he is just playing time for the past two and half days.”
The trial was then postponed to Monday.