Madzore’s fresh bail application postponed
By Alex Bell
A fresh bail application for the MDC-T Youth Assembly chairperson, Solomon
Madzore, was on Wednesday postponed, with the State arguing it was not ready
to file a response.
The application is not expected to be heard in the High Court on Thursday.
Madzore is part of a group pf 28 MDC-T activists who are facing trumped-up
charges of murdering a police officer in Glen View, Harare in May. Madzore
was arrested last month and has already been denied bail. He is being
detained at Chikurubi Maximum Security prison.
Meanwhile seven other MDC-T members, who were part of the 27 originally
arrested in May, have all now been in custody for more than six months. They
are Tungamirai Madzokere (the Glen View Ward 32 councillor), Rebecca
Mafikeni, Phenias Nhatarikwa, Lazarus Maengahama, Stanford Maengahama,
Yvonne Musarurwa and Stanford Mangwiro.
High Court judge, Justice Tendai Uchena, turned down their bail application
in July, saying they were a flight risk. The seven then approached the
Supreme Court, appealing the High Court’s bail refusal.
But last week Supreme Court judge and the Deputy Chief Justice, Luke Malaba,
referred the matter back to the High Court saying that the seven have to
first notify the High Court of their intention to appeal at the Supreme
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