The High Court yesterday denied the MDC-T youth assembly president Solomon Madzore bail arguing he was a flight risk because he had connections in the Diaspora. The court decision sparked immediate demonstrations by party youths.
Madzore is accused of killing a police officer, Inspector Petros Mutedza, earlier this year in Glen View, Harare, prompting the police to descend on the high-density area in search for the perpetrators.
His lawyer Gift Mtisi said: “Madzore was denied bail because they said he was a flight risk as he had connections out of the country. They said he had a passport and had travelled out of the country several times since the offence was committed showing that he was running away from the police.”
The other accused, Lovemore Taruvinga Magaya, was granted a $500 bail and ordered to report to the police every Monday between 6am and 6pm.
He was told to reside at the address given in court and not to interfere with State witnesses.
MDC-T youths demonstrated outside the courts in solidarity with their leader.