State Concedes Madzore Was Not On The Run

Edmore Nyazamba, a law officer in the Attorney General's Office on Wednesday 30 November 2011 conceded that Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) youth assembly chairperson, Solomon Madzore was not on the run as alleged by the police as he addressed several political meetings organized by his party.


Nyazamba conceded in court during the bail hearing, which was presided over by High Court Judge, Justice Maria Zimba-Dube that he had seen and heard Madzore addressing party supporters at two rallies on a video footage which was recorded at two rallies and provided to the court by the MDC youth leader's lawyer, Gift Mtisi of Musendekwa and Mtisi Legal Practitioners, who is a member of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights.

The police had in their affidavits claimed that they could not apprehend Madzore since the alleged murder of police Inspector Petros Mutedza in May because he was on the run.

The hearing which had to be deferred to allow Nyazamba to attend to the funeral of his workmate, Godwin Nyasha who passed on, on Wednesday continues on Thursday.

Madzore has been languishing in prison since his arrest early last month on charges of allegedly murdering Mutedza.

During the bail hearing Mtisi argued that there are now changed circumstances since Madzore's arrest in early October which warrants his client's admission to bail.

Mtisi said the medical doctor who attended to Madzore's wife, Charity has now deposed an affidavit confirming that Madzore accompanied his wife to be attended to by Doctor Reggis Munyoro on the day that the state claims he allegedly murdered Mutedzi.

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