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Mbare Councillor and residents freed on bail
Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR)
February 03, 2011
Rebecca Kaviya on Thursday 3 February 2011 granted bail to Mbare
Ward 3 councillor Paul Gorekore and six other residents, who were
arrested on Monday 31 January 2011, for allegedly assaulting some
ZANU PF youths.
Councillor Gorekore and the six Movement for Democratic Change (MDC)
supporters namely Kudakwashe Usai, Amon Mutasa, Muchofa Pfunhurai,
Ephraim Purazeni, Patrick Chibhabha and Leo Mutema were arrested
on Monday 31 January 2011 and charged with assault as defined in
Section 89 of the Criminal
Law (Codification and Reform) Act Chapter 9:23.
The seven Mbare residents were accused of pelting three ZANU PF
youths namely Elliot Munyama, Gerald Ticharwa and Givemore Kamhashu
with stones as they passed by the MDC offices in Mbare.
The residents were allegedly clearing some debris from their party's
shattered offices, which were demolished by some ZANU PF youths
Magistrate Kaviya granted free bail to the seven Mbare residents
after the residents' lawyers Tawanda Zhuwarara and Jeremiah
Bamu of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) applied for their
release on bail.
The State had opposed bail and had led evidence from the investigating
officer, Detective Assistant Inspector Lazarus Jonasi Majonga.
The seven Mbare residents were remanded out of custody to 17 February
the ZLHR fact
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