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Judge grants bail to Magura murder suspects


HIGH Court judge Justice Hlekani Mwayera has freed on bail six Zanu PF activists charged with murdering an MDC-T member Cephas Magura in Mudzi in May this year.


The activists, who include Zanu PF councillor for the area, David Chimukoko, were granted $100 bail on October 19, ending five months behind bars.

Other activists released were Graciano Kazingizi, Biggie Office, Raphael Bobo, Perkins Karikoga and Phillip Katsande.
One of them, Eric Chatiza, died in custody in July.

As part of bail conditions, the six were ordered to reside at their given addresses, not to interfere with State witnesses and to report at Kotwa Police Station once every week, on Fridays.

In June this year, Justice Mwayera denied the activists bail, saying the country was about to conduct elections and they could interfere with witnesses.

They were also deemed a flight risk.

Magura was allegedly fatally assaulted by the activists after supporters of the two rival parties, Zanu PF and MDC-T, clashed at Chimukoko business centre.

Allegations against the activists are that on the day in question, a group of MDC-T supporters was holding a rally at the business centre while the accused were also holding theirs at a nearby community hall.

It is alleged that the Zanu PF activists armed themselves with a variety of weapons and attacked MDC-T members.

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