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ZimRights trial postponed
Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition
March 18, 2013

The ZimRights trial that was scheduled for today has been postponed to 9 April 2013.

The trial was postponed on the grounds that the lead Counsel for ZimRights, Beatrice Mtetwa is appearing in court as an accused person in a separate case.

Moreover, it has been established that the state papers relating to the case are presently in the custody of a defense lawyer, Trust Maanda, who has not yet returned them and therefore the trial could not proceed.

ZimRights as an organisation being represented by the treasurer, Nunurai Jena as well as staff members Leo Chamahwinya and Dorcas Shereni are facing charges of conspiracy to commit fraud, forgery and publishing falsehoods.

ZimRights Director, Okay Machisa was previously charged with the same charges but the charges have since been dropped.

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