Detained MDC Supporters Launches Fresh Freedom Bid
Harare, November 29, 2011- Seven Movement for Democratic Change members who
have been languishing in prison for the past six months have launched a
fresh bid for freedom by seeking the high court to grant them leave to
appeal to the Supreme Court.
The Glenview residents who include two brothers Lazarus Maengahama and
Stanford Maengahama want the high court to authorize them to petition the
Supreme Court to appeal against their denial of bail in July.
Justice Tendai Uchena will hear the matter on Tuesday morning in his
The application for leave to appeal against the refusal of bail for the
Glenview residents was necessitated by the pronouncements made by Deputy
Chief Justice Luke Malaba early this month that such leave was necessary in
terms of the bail appeal procedures.
Justice Uchena threw out the residents’ bail application in July after
ruling that they could flee from the country.
The seven Glenview residents including the Maengahama brothers, Glenview
Ward 32 councillor Tungamirai Madzokere, Rebecca Mafikeni, Phenias
Nhatarikwa, Yvonne Musarurwa and Stanford Mangwiro have been detained in
remand prison since the time when they were arrested in May for allegedly
murdering a police officer, Inspector Petros Mutedzi.
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