Glen View 29 case deferred

THE 29 Glen View MDC-T activists who are on trial for the alleged murder of Police Inspector Petros Mutedza will know their fate on April 23 this year when High Court judge Justice Chinembiri Bhunu is expected to deliver a ruling on their application for discharge.


The matter failed to materialise yesterday after both the State and the defence agreed in Justice Bhunu’s chambers to file written submissions before the court delivers a judgment.

It was, however, agreed that the defence would file its application on Friday while the State would respond to it by next week and allow the court enough time to make a determination.

The activists, through their lawyers, indicated during the last hearing of the matter last month that the State had failed to prove a case against them after calling all the witnesses who gave evidence in court.

This followed the closure of the State case by prosecutor Edmore Nyazamba after the evidence of a Cuban pathologist, Aguero Gonzalez, who carried out a post-mortem on Mutedza’s body.

Five of the suspects — Tungamirai Madzokere, Yvonne Musarurwa, Rebecca Mafukeni, Last Maengahama and Simon Mapanzure — are still in custody.

In granting bail to the other activists early this year, Justice Bhunu said: “From the beginning of this case, the State case was premised on the fact that the accused persons were observed and positively identified while committing the crime by undercover police officers who were at Glen View shopping centre.”

But in the ruling, the court said it was tempted to rule throughout that the State had a strong case against the accused persons, but it later turned out that it had been misled by the investigating officer.

Bhunu further said while the inconsistences and misrepresentations did not relate to all the accused persons, they, however, “betrayed a set mind to deceive and mislead the court” on the part of the investigating officer.

10 Responses to Glen View 29 case deferred

  1. pumpkin April 3, 2013 at 9:47 am #

    As long as they are MDC,don’t sympathise with them.

    • chaminuka April 3, 2013 at 10:10 am #

      All we demand is justice whether MDC or ZANU PF. These guys have lost years of their lives while people who killed in 2008 are still roaming around. The LORD GOD watches and he is the one who will revenge that I can assure you

    • Last laugh April 3, 2013 at 11:04 am #

      Times are changing and you shallow your vitriol . Mwale and Kitsiyatota will soon meet justice. Chinja maitiro ! New Zimbabwe has no room for savages who regale on sadism .

  2. anotida April 3, 2013 at 10:27 am #

    God’s response might appear slow but through difficult times, Let’s PRAY.

  3. Dracular April 3, 2013 at 12:42 pm #

    An eye for an eye to these mdc-t stooges!

  4. samutoko April 3, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

    batai vanhu

  5. mwanawemundau April 3, 2013 at 5:42 pm #

    pumpkin,you are a devil and deserves to be in mean zanu thugs can kill freely as long as they are zanus and mdc to jail yet a killer is a killer as long as there is enough evidence .these guys are still innocent until proven guilty .

  6. Gazebo April 3, 2013 at 6:05 pm #

    Pumpkin musoro wakazara mvura.u dnt thnk.ndofunga wakazotanga kuzivawo civilisation pawakatanga kupinda mutown manjemanje.

  7. roy April 3, 2013 at 11:52 pm #

    its a political game the one that will have winners and losers.

  8. Commander-in-thief. April 4, 2013 at 6:31 am #

    Pumkinhead and Dracular thanks for demonstratin your stupidity now we know to ignore all your posts. Justice is coming tomorrow and all perpetrators of gukurahundi includina monster mugabe shall hang thanks to the death penalty.

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