CCC activist ‘Madzibaba Veshanduko’ granted $10 000 bail

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BY DESMOND CHINGARANDE
CITIZENS Coalition for Change (CCC) activist, Godfrey Karembera popularly known as Madzibaba Veshanduko, was on Wednesday granted $10 000 bail by Harare magistrate Babra Mateko.

Kerembera was charged with disorderly conduct and undermining police officers.

Prosecutor Tapiwanashe Zvidzai had challenged bail arguing that Kerembera was likely to commit the same offence.

Zvidzai said five police officers are lined up to testify against the activist.

But the magistrate said he remained innocent until convicted.

He was represented by his lawyer Douglas Coltart.

Karembera was allegedly brutally assaulted by police officers following his arrest on Thursday.

The police were accused of lying after they initially accused Karembera of trying to deface the Mbuya Nehanda statue.

The charge was however not included in court papers.