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  • Senator Komichi freed but to appeal against court ruling
    Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T)
    November 07, 2013

    Senator Komichi, the MDC Deputy National Chairperson, Senator Morgen Komichi will on Friday make an appeal against both conviction and sentence that was handed to him at the Harare Magistrates’ Court today.

    Although the MDC welcomes the move by Magistrate Tendai Mahwe to grant Senator Komichi a non-custodial sentence service and sentencing him to 350 hours of community service, the party’s position is that he is innocent and that he is being victimised for exposing ZEC and Zanu-PF's electoral fraud.

    Senator Komichi was arrested in July on two charges of fraud and contravening the Electoral Act after he was given a stray ballot paper found in a bin at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) which he handed over to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) senior officials.

    The ballot paper was meant for the special vote in the run up to the 31 July elections.

    He has been in remand prison for the past 97 days at Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison.

    Today, Magistrate Mahwe sentenced him to 12 months for the fraud charge and six months for the second charge, which he both suspended on condition that Senator Komichi performs community service at Marlborough Clinic from 11 November, a ruling that Senator Komichi is appealing against.

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