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Cop murder suspects’ bail hearing on Tuesday


, Petros Mutedza, who was allegedly murdered last month in Glen View, three more suspects were arrested last week and appeared in court on Monday facing a charge of murder.

The three, Gevas Moyo (39), Audrey Sydney Chirombe (37) and Abina Rutsito (27) will join the other 20 who are expected to appear for bail application at the High Court today before Justice Tendai Uchena.

The bail application for the detained activists could not be heard at the High Court on Monday because the Attorney-General (AG)’s Office through Edmore Nyazamba filed the written response to the bail application by the accused a few minutes before the bail hearing.

Justice Uchena said he needed some time to go through the AG’s response and as such the bail application was postponed to Tuesday.

However, MDC-T spokesperson for Harare, Obert Gutu, was not happy with the way the AG’s Office was handling the matter.

Most of the people arrested are MDC-T members or known supporters.

“The delay in the hearing of the bail application clearly shows and proves that the AG’s Office is being complicit in ensuring that the detained MDC activists remain incarcerated for as long as possible,” said Gutu.

“The bail application has been postponed for at least three times and on all occasions, it is the State that has been requesting the postponement for one reason or another. Justice delayed is justice denied,” Gutu said.

Gutu also confirmed that councillor for Ward 17, Glen View, Warship Dumba, who was arrested on Sunday was now detained at Harare Central Police station after being moved from Matapi Police station.

Charles Kwaramba is representing the MDC-T activists.

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