State asks for more time in Glen View murder trial

Petros Mutedza

By Nomalanga Moyo
13 February 2013

The on-going trial of the MDC-T activists accused of murdering police officer Petros Mutedza in May 2011, failed to kick-off Wednesday after the state asked for a two-week postponement.

According to defence lawyer Charles Kwaramba, the prosecutor asked the court for more time to obtain clearance from the Cuban government to allow the doctor who carried out the post-mortem to testify. The Cuban doctor is understood to be in Zimbabwe.
A bail application for the five activists who are still in custody was opposed by prosecutor Edmore Nyazamba.

The five are Last Maengahama, Tungamirai Madzokere, Rebecca Mafukeni, Yvonne Musarurwa and Simon Mapanzure. Some of the activists have spent almost 21 months in remand prison.

Justice Chinembiri Bhunu reserved judgement on the bail application until February 20th.



5 Responsesto “State asks for more time in Glen View murder trial”

  1. wilbert_mukori says:

    This is serious human rights violation. The partisan nature of the judiciary is there for all to see!

    • Chimbwidos Warvets says:

      You should behave like a human being whose own relation has been murdered and wanting to see to it that justice is done. Here is a peace officer who has been murdered while carrying out his job by suspected MDC-T supporters whose loved ones want those involved in this senseless murder brought to book. What is partisan here when the judiciary is making all this effort in bringing a Cuban doctor who carried out a post-mortem to give his testimony? Remember at all times, that you are supposed to be our political analyst, a position you were unceremoniously given by SW Radio Africa. You should have a deeper, critical and analytical mind than this crap mate if you want us to take you seriously.

    • super mondo says:

      well said ..ignore the chimp warfart

  2. super mondo says:

    yes the the prostitution needs to do a lot of time for kidnapping innocent people.

  3. super mondo says:

    going by the pace of the constitution it will take 12hours to process 12 votes.

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