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official bail hearing deferred
The hearing, which was
set to be heard at 9am today, at the High Court was postponed because
the state had not filed its response and Justice Hlekani Mwayera
could not hear the bail appeal.
Andrew Makoni of Mbidzo, Muchadehama and Makoni legal practitioners
confirmed the development and said: “The state had not filed
its response on time and the bail application was deferred to tomorrow.”
arrested on July 30 facing charges of contravening Section 85 (1)
(e) of the Electoral
Act Chapter 2:13, which criminalises taking, destroying or opening
a pack of ballot papers without authority.
Komichi is accused
of misrepresenting to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission that he
picked a sealed
envelop with a special vote from a dust bin at a Harare hotel.
Allegations against Komichi
are that he marked the ballot papers in favour of the MDC-T since
the ballots do not have the secret mark of the presiding officer
of the polling station where they are alleged to have been used.
Last week, Harare magistrate
Ms Anita Tshuma threw out his initial freedom bid and remanded him
in custody to August 14, when the trial date will be set.
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