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Zimbabwe, trial of human right lawyer Mtetwa continues with stuttering
Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR)
September 02, 2013
The trial of
persecuted human rights
lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa resumed on Monday 2 September 2013 at the
Harare Magistrates Court with the second witness out of nine lined
up by the State testifying.
Inspector Wilfred Chibage testified as the second witness before
Harare Magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa after Mtetwa and her lawyer
Harrison Nkomo finished cross examining Chief Superintendent Luckson
to be damaging the State’s evidence which it is relying upon
to secure a conviction after he indicated that Mtetwa could not
have interfered with the police search of outgoing Prime Minister
Morgan Tsvangirai’s research and communications office located
in Avondale suburb as she was under arrest and detained in a police
vehicle and at the same time hand cuffed.
was arrested on 17 March 2013 was charged with contravening Section
184 (1) (g) of the Criminal
Law (Codification and Reform) Act for allegedly defeating or
obstructing the course of justice.
the Acting Director of Public Prosecutions in the Attorney General’s
Office is leading the prosecution.
trial, some truncheon wielding police officers loitered inside the
Some of the
State witnesses who are lined to testify include Detective Constable
Ngatirwe Mamiza, Detective Sergeant Taizivei Tembo, Assistant Inspector
Thabani Nkomo, Chido Chawanikwa, a police officer, Stembiwe Vera,
a caretaker at Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s research
and development office, Brian Mutusva, a computer technician in
the PM’s Office and a driver, Zororai Mudariki.
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