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  • 4 more MDC activists granted bail
    Movement for Democratic Change (MDC)
    July 08, 2011

    Four more MDC members including Councillor Oddrey Sydney Chirombe were today granted bail at the High Court.

    They are part of the 24 MDC members who were arrested on false charges of murdering a police officer in Glen View in May. The police officer was murdered by unknown revellers at a nightclub.

    The members granted bail today are: Jefias Moyo, Abina Rutsito and Tendai Chinyama. Councillor Chirombe, Rutsito and Moyo were granted a US$100 bail each while Chinyama was given a US$300 bail by Justice Felistus Chatukuta.

    Moyo and Rutsito are MDC employees.

    Last Friday, 12 other MDC members including Last Maengahama, a member of the MDC National Executive Council were granted bail.

    However, eight more MDC members still in remand prison. They are: Councillor Tungamirai Madzokere of Ward 32 Glen View, Rebecca Mafukeni, Yvonne Musarurwa, Cynthia Manjoro, Edson Maengahama, Lazarus Maengahama, Lloyd Chitanda, Stenford Mangwiro and Phineas Nhatarikwa.

    Meanwhile, Oliver Mukombwe, the MDC Bindura district treasurer was remanded in custody after the State invoked the draconian invoked the notorious Section 121 of the Criminal Evidence and Procedure Act (CPEA).

    Mukombwe who is facing charges of undermining police authority appeared at the Bindura Magistrate's court on Wednesday and was granted a US$20 bail. However, the State invoked Section 121 of the CPEA, which suspends the bail order for seven days pending the filing of an appeal by the State at the High Court..

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