Madzore bail hearing fails to take place Wednesday
By Tererai Karimakwenda
The bail application for Solomon Madzore, the MDC-T Youth Assembly
chairperson, failed to kick off as scheduled on Wednesday at the High Court,
after State Prosecutor Edmore Nyazamba claimed he could not make
presentations because he was “overwhelmed”.
The development came as the party revealed that some of the youth activists
who were attacked by the Chipangano gang last Friday had gone into hiding,
fearing for their lives. The youths were attacked after they demonstrated
outside the court last Friday, protesting Madzore’s arrest. Some of them had
Madzore was arrested last week and is facing trumped-up charges of murdering
police officer Petros Mutedza in Glen View back in May. Police arrested only
MDC-T supporters, claiming party activists killed the cop at a local pub,
despite evidence many were not even at that location on the day.
Without a prosecutor Madzore’s hearing was postponed to Friday by Justice
Hlekani Mwayera and he was remanded in custody at Chikurubi Maximum Security
Prison. A group of 7 MDC-T supporters are also still in jail facing charges
in the Glen View case.
Meanwhile the MDC-T youth league spokesperson, Clifford Hlatywayo, confirmed
that some of the youth activists who were released from the hospital did not
want to go home because they feared further attacks by the Chipangano gang,
who have support from the police.
A total of ten activists were treated and discharged from a private clinic
this week but three, who could barely speak, are still hospitalised.
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