Komichi gets bail

HWANGE - MDC-T deputy Organizing Secretary, Senator Morgen Komichi who was arrested last week in Lupane, has been granted a US$60 bail and ordered to appear at the same court on 29 September, by a Hwange Magistrate.

Komichi was arrested in the instruction of Matabeleland North province police officer commanding Edmore Veterai on frivolous charges of communicating falsehoods. He had gone to Lupane after he had been told to report at Lupane Police station last week.

Komichi is being charged with contravening Section 31A III of the Criminal Law (Cordification) and Reform Act when he addressed a rally at Negasha Stadium in Lupane in February this year.

The police are accusing him of communicating falsehoods and undermining the police by accusing the provincial police led by Edmore Veterai of confiscating three MDC vehicles in 2008.

In the run up to the sham June 27 2008 presidential run-off elections, Lupane Police impounded President Morgan Tsvangirai’s campaign vehicle and two others belonging to the Matabeleland North province and the Youth Assembly. The three vehicles are still at Lupane police station.

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