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MMPZ update on the arrest of its officers
The Media Monitoring Project Zimbabwe
December 07, 2011

This morning MMPZ staffers were brought before Gwanda magistrate Mr Douglas Zvenyika. Mr Kossam Ncube appeared on behalf of accused persons whilst the prosecution was represented by Blessing Gundani. After hearing arguments by both counsel judgment was reserved until Friday morning when the magistrate will deliver his ruling on the bail application. The state opposed bail on the grounds that:

  • Accused persons were likely to interfere with witnesses;
  • Fadzai and Moly are still of a young and impressionable age and therefore likely to flee given the publicity the matter has generated in and outside Zimbabwe and the gravity of the offense they are facing;
  • The case is of a sensitive nature;
  • Investigations are still ongoing and Gwanda police is yet to collect DVD exhibits and the equipment used in the production of the DVDs;

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