State accused of ‘deliberately frustrating’ Madzore case

The Secretary General of the MDC-T Youth Assembly, Promise Mkwanazi, has accused the State of ‘deliberately frustrating’ the case against fellow youth leader, Solomon Madzore.

Madzore was arrested more than a month ago in connection with the death of a policeman in Glen View in May, a case that has seen the arrest of 27 other MDC-T members. Madzore and seven others remain behind bars, while the others were all granted bail in July.

Madzore was originally denied bail after repeated delays following his arrest in October. His fresh bail application has now been postponed twice this week, which Mkwananzi told SW Radio Africa is ‘deliberate’.

“We maintain that the arrest is political and has nothing to do with any crime. We continue to condemn the errant behaviour and intransigency by ZANU PF, and the political violence that continues to escalate with total impunity,” Mkwananzi said.

Madzore’s bail application was postponed for a second time on Thursday after High Court Justice Hlekani Mwayera said she needed time to go through the State’s submissions.

The State on Wednesday failed to give its submission to the High Court, forcing Justice Mwayera to postpone the matter. State prosecutor Edmore Nyazamba then only managed to present his submissions on Thursday forcing the judge to postpone the matter to Friday. – SW Radio Africa

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