LAWYERS representing human rights activist, Denford Ngadziore, who last year sought to effect a citizen’s arrest on Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo, yesterday filed an application for discharge after the State closed its case.
BY DESMOND CHINGARANDE
The State’s key witness, Richard Gift Chihuri, who is a Higher Education regional registrar failed to positively identify Ngadziore, as the person who stormed their offices last year.
The court heard that the suspects numbered seven or more, hence, witness could not identify any of them. Chihuri allegedly also feared being recorded by journalists covering the event.
Human rights lawyer, Obey Shava, argued that the State’s witnesses had failed to identify the suspects, hence, his client could not be convicted on suspicion. Shava said former Harare police boss, Nesbert Saunyama, had also distanced himself from the case.
Magistrate, Lazini Ncube is expected to make a ruling on Friday.