PROMINENT Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) manager and radio announcer Simon Pashoma Ncube, who is accused of raping a 15-year-old girl at Frontline Hotel in Chivhu, was yesterday released from custody on $100 bail.
BY CHARLES LAITON, SENIOR COURT REPORTER
The Radio Zimbabwe announcer, who is being represented by Lucky Mauwa, was allowed to be tried from home after the Prosecutor General’s Office consented to his release on bail.
As part of his bail conditions, Pashoma was ordered not to interfere with known State witnesses and to reside at his house in Chitungwiza until the finalisation of the matter.
Ncube (56) was on Tuesday this week remanded in custody after his bail application was dismissed by resident magistrate Archie Wochiunga.
His trial is set to start on February 27.
The announcer is being charged with one count of rape or alternatively having sexual intercourse with a minor.