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on Muchadehama's application for discharge due Thursday
Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR)
December 09, 2009
Magistrate Fadzai Mthombeni
will on Thursday 10 December 9, 2009 deliver her ruling on an application
for discharge filed by prominent human rights lawyer and Zimbabwe
Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) member Alec Muchadehama who is on
trial for contempt of court.
said she will deliver her ruling on Thursday 10 December 2009 at
9:30 am after the State, which is represented by Austin Muzivi,
Sharon Hofisi and Douglas Sheshe opposed an application for discharge
filed by Muchadehama's lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa on Tuesday 8
December 2009 at the close of the State's case after all of
the State's five witnesses gave evidence in court.
In supporting her application
Mtetwa said there is no evidence that the accused persons committed
She stated that both
Muchadehama and Constance Gambara, the Clerk of High Court Judge
Justice Chinembiri Bhunu, whom the human rights lawyer is jointly
charged with were never investigated for contempt of court by the
investigating officer Detective Inspector Henry Sostein Dowa who
told the court on Tuesday 8 December 2009 that he only investigated
and interviewed the duo on a charge of defeating or obstruction
of justice and criminal abuse of duty as a public officer respectively,
the charges which they initially faced upon arrest.
will also deliver a ruling on Gambara's application for discharge
filed by her lawyer Denford Halimani.
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