DEPOSED Zanu PF Mashonaland West provincial chairman and Hurungwe West MP Temba Mliswa was yesterday released on $200 bail after spending four nights in remand prison following his arrest on a firearms theft charge.
BY NUNURAI JENA
Chinhoyi magistrate Ignatius Mugova, who presided over the bail application, ordered Mliswa not to set foot on his Karoi farm, to report once a week at Borrowdale Police Station and surrender his passport at Chinhoyi Magistrates’ Court.
The court also ordered him not to interfere with State witnesses and stay at his given Borrowdale, Harare, home until the matter has been finalised.
Mliswa is facing charges of stealing eight firearms from a Karoi white commercial farmer, Myles Walter Hall, at the height of the land reform programme in 2002.
Hall allegedly reported the theft case twice in 2007 and 2008, but no arrests were made.
Mliswa was remanded to February 18 when his trial date would be announced.
Musindo Dunira Hungwe and Charles Chinyama represented Mliswa while Herald Matura prosecuted.