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Chibaya trial fails to take off


GWERU — The trial of MDC-T Mkoba MP, Amos Chibaya and MDC-T provincial youth leader Livingstone Chiminya, who are accused of inciting public violence, was yesterday postponed as magistrate Mildred Matuvi was reportedly not feeling well.

The trial is now set for July 23.

Before the trial commenced on June 21, it had been postponed six times since October last
year. Only one State witness, Violet Kadete, has testified with more State witnesses expected.
Chibaya and his co-accused are being represented by Reginald Chidawanyika

It is the State’s case that sometime in October last year, Chibaya and MDC-T youths were coming from a rally in Mberengwa when they stopped at a bar in Guinea Fowl to collect change and empty bottles they had left earlier that day.

The youths allegedly quarrelled with the barlady over the change and plugged off a playing radio, saying they could not hear each other because of the high volume.

The State further alleges that the youths turned violent and stoned revellers at the bar.

But the MDC-T legislator is denying the charge, saying he only arrived at the bar and found Zanu PF youths stoning MDC-T youths and a party vehicle.

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