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Court to decide on Mliswa


Harare magistrate Donald Ndirowei will this Friday decide whether or not to grant bail to embattled businessman Temba Mliswa, who has been in custody since June 20.

Mliswa has, since Monday this week, been anxiously waiting to hear the outcome of his bail application that had to be postponed after he was taken to Karoi to answer to other charges, including the alleged assault of his farm workers and pointing a firearm at one of them.

Mliswa and his co-accused, Martin Mutasa and George Marere, were this week given a trial date which has been set for August 27.

The trio is being charged with fraud or alternatively extortion for allegedly trying to fraudulently take over a vehicle accessories company, Noshio Investments, from its owner, Paul Westwood.

The three men were June granted $400 bail each in June but before he could be released, Mliswa was
re-arrested on other charges.

Mliswa’s fate could be decided tomorrow on two other counts in which he is alleged to have defrauded the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe of $3,5 million and to have stolen six 60KVA generators from farms around Karoi.

Mliswa’s lawyer Charles Chinyama made an application to the court last week asking that Mliswa be brought to court on summons.

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