Bail hearing for Glen View activists next Wednesday

The group of six MDC-T activists still jailed over trumped-up charges of murdering a policeman in Glen View, are due in court next Wednesday for their bail appeal hearing.

The state has dragged the case out since May when police descended on the Harare suburb of Glen View, claiming they were investigating the murder of police officer Petros Mutedza.

The police arrested MDC-T activists only in random raids on Glen View. This was despite overwhelming evidence that most were not even at that location on the day of the incident. The activists deny the charges and the party has said the arrests are an attempt to destabilize their structures.

A total of 28 people were arrested and all were granted bail by the High Court and released, except for the 6 who are still in remand prison. That group includes Councillor Tungamirai Madzokere of Glen View Ward 32, Lazarus Maengahama, Stanford Maengahama, Rebecca Mafukeni, Yvonne Musarurwa, and Phineas Nhatarikwa.

The High Court denied them bail claiming that they were a flight risk. The MDC-T Youth Assembly chairperson, Solomon Madzore is also facing false murder charges in the Glen View case. – SW Radio Africa

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