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Hon. Kore case referred to Supreme Court
for Democratic Change (MDC)
Mutare Magistrate, Trynos Wutahwashe has granted Chimanimani West
MP, Hon. Lynette Karenyi Kore the right to have her case in which
she is facing flimsy charges of undermining the authority of or
insulting the President to be transferred to the Supreme Court.
The State is
claiming that Hon. Kore who is the MDC Women's Assembly Organising
Secretary was arrested
in December last year on allegations that she addressed an MDC rally
in Chimanimani and undermined the office the President during her
After her arrest,
Hon. Kore had to spend the Christmas holidays in remand prison after
the State invoked the notorious Section 121 of the Criminal
Procedure and Evidence Act and barred her from getting bail.
said the Supreme Court will make a determination on the violations
of her freedom of expression, conscience, political rights and liberty
as enshrined in the declaration of human rights.
The trial for
Hon. Kore should have kicked off two weeks ago at the Mutare Magistrates'
Courts but failed when her lawyer David Tandire applied for the
matter to be referred to the Supreme Court citing among other issues,
that her rights, as provided for in the Constitution
of Zimbabwe had been violated.
The State represented
by Michael Mugabe and Fletcher Karombe was opposing the application
on the basis that it was not only "frivolous and vexatious"
but a gross abuse of the judicial system.
to denounce the unjustified continuous arrests and persecution of
its MPs, ministers party officials and members on various flimsy
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