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Dube released, Ndlovu still in detention
Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights)
May 26, 2011

Police in Lupane have released ZimRights Paralegal Officer, Walter Dube without any charge laid against him. However, Regional Coordinator, Florence Ndlovu is still detained facing charges of uttering falsehoods prejudicial to the state. She is being accused of contravening Section 31 (2) (b) of the Criminal Law and Codification Act. Police claim that during the meeting, she said that the police and army were the main perpetrators of torture. The matter is set to go to court tomorrow.

This comes after two days with the police playing a hide and seek game with ZimRights officials, the detainees and lawyers. The whereabouts of the two has been kept secret since their disappearance at Nyamandlovu police station on Tuesday 24 May. Police at Nyamandlovu station had denied access ZimRights officials and lawyers to the duo since the first day of detention until today. The two were arrested and kept at Nyamandlovu police station before they were transferred to Lupane police.

Meanwhile, the matter of the impounded "Reflections" Exhibition pictures that was set for today at Masvingo Magistrate Court has been postponed. ZimRights officials in Masvingo confirmed that the public prosecutor was presented with file today and the trial date has been set for 18th of July this year and that the state hinted that it will continue by way of summons. The pictures were impounded in April 2010.

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