Photojournalist granted leave to appeal

Harare High Court judge Justice Yunis Omerjee on 19 March 2009 granted photojournalist Anderson Shadreck Manyere leave to appeal to the Supreme Court against his continued detention on alleged acts of banditry.

Justice Omerjee noted that the High Court had misdirected itself when
it denied granting bail to Manyere and two other alleged MDC activists
last month.


Manyere first appeared before the Harare Magistrates Courts on 24
December 2008 together with Zimbabwe Peace Project director Jestina
Mukoko. Manyere reportedly went missing after he had taken his vehicle
to a garage in Norton about 40km west of Harare on 13 December 2008
until his appearance in court on 24 December 2008. Manyere made a bail
application to the High Court on 19 February 2009 which was thrown out
by Justice Yunis Omerjee.

Manyere and his co-accused Ghandi Mudzingwa and Chris Dhlamini are
being charged under section 23 (1), (2) of the Criminal Law
(Codification and Reform) Act which criminalises acts of insurgence,
banditry, sabotage or terrorism or alternatively Section 143 of the
same Act which relates to aggravating circumstances in relation to
malicious damage to property.


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