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trial: State closes case
Tarisao Machakaire, Daily News
October 19, 2013
The State has
closed its case in the matter in which MDC chief elections officer
Morgen Komichi is accused of fraud and contravening the Electoral
Muchadehama said Komichi’s bail dismissals were premeditated
because he had been told by police officers that he would never
before he (Komichi) came to court, when he came to room 93 at CID
you and your officers told him he was never going to get bail,”
the allegation and said the police were professional and would never
opened its case and called their first witness Komichi to testify.
his relations with Zimbabwe Electoral Commission before elections
to the time of his arrest on July 28 this year.
Mugabe has so far led seven witnesses in the case.
claims Zec failed to handle the
July election process, resulting in some ballot papers going
are that on July 25 at Harare International Conference Centre, Komichi
approached Tendayi Pamire asking to have an audience with Zec chairperson
Justice Rita Makarau after a ballot envelope was found in a rubbish
bin outside the command centre.
The State alleges
that Komichi accused Zec of destroying ballot papers belonging to
members of the uniformed forces who voted for the Morgan Tsvangirai-led
State papers, the envelope belonged to Constable Mugove Chiginya,
a police officer who is supposed to have voted for the MDC in the
The court heard
that Chiginya, however, failed to vote during the special voting
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