Harare provincial magistrate Kudakwashe Jarabini yesterday dismissed an application for acquittal by Munyaradzi Gwisai and five other members of the International Socialist Organisation (ISO) charged with conspiracy to commit public violence.
Jarabini said Gwisai and his co-accused had a case to answer and remanded the matter to February 27 for trial.
The former MDC-T MP for Highfield and his co-accused Antoinette Choto, Tatenda Mombeyarara, Edson Chakuma, Hopewell Gumbo and Welcome Zimuto had applied for acquittal at the close of the State case last month.
Gwisai is the ISO general coordinator,
In his brief ruling Jarabini said: “The court considered all submissions made by the State and the defence and after analysing all the evidence led in this court, there is a prima facie case against the accused persons and the application is hereby dismissed.”
The six ISO members are being charged with conspiracy to commit public violence after they allegedly held an illegal meeting at the Zimbabwe Labour Centre in Harare on February 19 last year.