All posts tagged: bail


Tendai Biti

Harare magistrate gags Biti as he sets him free

By Staff Reporter MDC Alliance co-principal Tendai Biti was Thursday set free by Harare magistrate Francis Mapfumo who however banned the outspoken politician from issuing any political statements during the duration of his impending trial. The firebrand lawyer and Harare East MP-elect was Wednesday arrested in Zambia where he had crossed to seek asylum over

LATEST: MDC election violence suspects freed

By Court Reporter TWENTY-SEVEN MDC Alliance activists accused of inciting last week’s election protests which claimed six lives have been freed on $50 bail each. Harare magistrate Nyasha Vhitorini Tuesday ruled that bail was a right and as such, should not be denied on any individual regardless of what charges they were facing. The suspects

MDC violence suspects to spend weekend in cells

By Anna Chibamu TWENTY-ONE suspects, arrested and charged with public violence last week, will spend the weekend in state custody after Harare magistrate Nyasha Vhitorini remanded them to 6 August for bail application. A defence team comprising Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) practitioners Denford Halimani, Gift Mtisi, Kossam Ncube and Lizwe Jamela has been