Five MDC-T activists denied bail again

Justice Chinembiri Bhunu

By Tichaona Sibanda
20 February 2013

High Court Judge, Justice Chinembiri Bhunu, on Wednesday denied bail to five MDC-T activists standing trial for the murder of a police officer in Harare two years ago.

Defence lawyer Charles Kwaramba told SW Radio Africa that the judge ruled once again that the five activists; Last Maengahama, Tungamirai Madzokere, Simon Mapanzure, Yvonne Musarurwa and Rebecca Mafukeni, were a flight risk.

The five are part of the 29 MDC-T members who are facing charges of murdering police inspector Petros Mutedza in Glen View in May 2011. The MDC-T has dismissed the charges as ‘trumped-up’. The activists have been held in remand prison since their arrests in 2011.

Their other colleagues, who include the party’s Youth Assembly President Solomon Madzore, were granted bail by the High Court last year. Kwaramba said they were now looking at lodging an appeal with the Supreme Court to look at the plight of their clients.

 



3 Responsesto “Five MDC-T activists denied bail again”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Munotongesa warvet nyaya dze MDC munoti pane chinobuda here? I Bhunu pacharo iri sezita rake.

  2. Charles Kwaramba says:

    My name is Charles Kwaramba. I never spoke to Tichaona Sibanda or any Journalist over this issue. I don’t comment over this case to the press these days after my the previous misunderstanding with the court over the matter. Kindly retract the comments attributed to me.

  3. Chimbwidos Warvets says:

    The trial of murderers can not be done by the press as they are ill-equipped to do the job. It is a job best left to the legal profession. Vamwe vedu tinongovawo vana gundamusaira tinongopupurutswa nemhepo. Legal issues can only be best understood by those who are conversant with the legal jargon. Individuals like some of my good friend who are ill informed should simply stay away and let the law take its course.

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