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boss granted $500 bail
Edgar Gweshe, The Zimbabwean
January 29, 2013
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boss, Okay Machisa, was today (Tuesday) granted bail by the High
The ruling by
Justice Felistas Chatukuta sets aside a previous judgment by Harare
Magistrate, Trust Mahwe, who had on 16 January denied
Machisa bail saying that his case was of national interest as it
involved defrauding the Registrar General's office.
that the state needed ample time to carry out investigations across
all ZimRights offices in the country, thus he could not grant Machisa
the bail, Justice Chatukuta ordered Machisa to deposit
$500 with the
Clerk of Court, reside at his given address, surrender title deeds
of an immovable property as well as report to the police once every
arrested on 14 January on allegations of trying to defraud the Registrar
General's Office by forging and manufacturing counterfeit
copies of certificates of voter registration.
Beatrice Mtetwa, had filed the bail application at the High Court
after the refusal by Mahwe to grant her client bail.
co-accused, Leo Chamahwinya, who is ZimRights' Programmes
Manager, has been languishing
in remand prison since December last year.
was arrested together with Dorcas Shereni, Tanaka Chinaka and Farai
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