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Chatukuta to deliver verdict on Machisa's freedom bid as he
finally has his day in court
Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR)
January 28, 2013
Okay Machisa, on Monday 28 January 2013, finally had his day in
court after Justice Felistas Chatukuka presided over his bail application
which had not been determined after four false starts.
submissions from Machisa's lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa and the
State, which opposed bail, Justice Chatukuta said she will hand
down her ruling on the ZimRights director's freedom bid on
Tuesday 29 January 2013.
In her application,
Mtetwa argued that the human rights campaigner must be freed on
bail because Harare Magistrate Tendai Mahwe had erred and misdirected
himself when he denied
him bail on Wednesday 16 January 2013.
arrested on Monday 14 January 2013 and charged with contravening
Section 31, 136 and 137 of the Criminal
Law (Codification and Reform) Act for allegedly attempting to
defraud the Registrar General's Office by forging and manufacturing
counterfeit copies of certificates of voter registration.
His arrest followed
of Leo Chamwahwinya, the ZimRights Education Programmes Manager,
who was arrested on 13 December 2012 together with Dorcas Shereni,
the ZimRights Highfields Local Chapter Chairperson and Farai Bhani
and Tatenda Chinaka, whom he charged, are not connected to the grassroots
human rights organization.
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