MDC-T election agents acquitted

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TWO MDC-T election agents arrested on July 30 this year and charged with stealing the voters’ roll were acquitted last Friday for lack of evidence.

Report by Own Correspondent

The two — Anna Bvute and Phillip Mabika — were set free after Harare magistrate Tendai Mahwe ruled that the State had failed to prove a prima facie case against them.

Bvute and Mabika, who were the MDC-T’s chief election agents in Budiriro constituency, were arrested on July 30, 2013, just a day before the harmonised elections, and charged with stealing a voters’ roll from Budiriro elections officer Tauyanarwo Makuza.

Soon after their arrest, police issued a Press statement claiming that the pair had stolen the voters’ roll in a bid to discredit the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission and the election process.

However, the pair’s lawyer Charles Kwaramba applied for discharge at the close of the State case, arguing that the State had failed to prove that the pair had indeed committed an offence.

18 COMMENTS

  1. Why free these mdct thugs, isn’t it the same courts which these puppets have been calling names and accused of being pro-Mugabe courts? The courts should just hammer these idiots
    so that whatever ever the puppets say goes hand in hand with their hallucinations.

    • freed coz ere wz no evidence ey hd comited e crime.1 shld nt be arrested along party lines f he z nt guilty he z nt y dont u want em freed

  2. Reason thugs are those who arrested them. The voter’s roll yes discredited ZEC so what because it deserved it why did it need a court order for Rita to release the voter’s roll it was because it was a discredited document and yet a very vital document needed for any election to go through. SADC said so but said this was still ok. Reason the word puppet is spoken and used by shallow minds. Yes we are not happy with the courts ask the Glen View 21 who spend 2 years in those rotten jails only to be told they are not even connected to the murder case.

  3. What else can we expect from Zanu republic police,very partisan,very incompetent very blinkered and ignorant ,we know that they are being used by Zanu kushsungurudza vana ve Zimbabwe,the same thing with the Glenview 29….no evidence but people were kept in custody for 2 years does that resemble non-partisan policing…one is one day

  4. it is zanu election stategy ,disturb the opposition as much as possible to facilitate rigging once the work is done and nothing can be reversed then they release them.

  5. UNREASONABLE REASON ITS A MISNOMER,EMOTIONS ESPECIALLY IRRATIONAL ONES TEND 2 CLOUD PEOPLES ABILITY 2 REASON RATIONALLY.IN AFRICAN CULTURE MAN OF A CERTAIN DISPOSITION WOULD BE SENT TO SKIN A GOAT,BILLY OR SHE GOAT TO ENABLE REAL MAN TO HANDLE REAL ISSUES AT PADARE

  6. Still my point is why does the MDCT label our courts biased when most of the cases are presided over in a just and professional manner. Why can’t they say no, no. no. its not an MDCT court when the ruling is in their favour. Do not insult our judges and yet they have have been doin their duties in a just manner. that is where my bone of contention is. respect the courts, idiots.

  7. This is ridiculous, in a fortnight the “STATE” has had two cases “DISMISSED” due to various technicalities that seem obvious. Is everything okae in Zimbabwe

  8. At Reason u are not only stupid but worse than a senseless thing, holding people for more than 30days vasina mhosva does not exonerate these biased courts either, think mwana wevhu..unotinadzisa mhani..nxaa..Is it possible to sue these courts for defamation etc?

  9. Reason you should reason like your name,which courts are you talking about and puppet while zanupf is a puppet of china as well.The courts have lost their essence of serving the community but they now belong to a party not the nation.

  10. if we all reasoned like reason, then there will be no need why we should reason.
    Reason does not reason and is incapable of reasoning and thus they named him reason with the hope he might one day be reasonable. its not in the name reason, its in the mind.
    You seem to be the dull one on this platform reason. Please reason try to improve the quality of reasoning in your contributions.
    there is no reason to pull out reason keep trying to reason Reason, may be one day you will reason like others Reason.
    UNREASONABLE REASON

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