State says it has no evidence in Tsunga’s case

The trial of MDC-T Member of Parliament elect for Dangamvura Chikanga Constituency, Arnold Tsunga, who together with 49 other MDC-T members is facing charges of committing criminal nuisance was indefinitely suspended today at the Mutare Magistrates Court after the State indicated they had not gathered enough evidence to substantiate their case.

Tsunga was arrested in July together with his campaign team and charged with contravening Section 46 (2) of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act Chapter 9:23 for allegedly embarking on an unlawful procession.

Tsunga and the MDC-T activist’s defense team is comprised of Tinoziva Bere of Bere Brothers Legal Practitioners, Blessing Nyamaropa of the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights and Passmore Nyakureba of Maunga, Maanda Legal Practitioners.

Nyakureba confirmed today’s development to The Zimbabwean. “What happened is that the State indicated that they were withdrawing the charges before plea on the basis that they did not have enough evidence to incriminate our clients.

They indicated that they will proceed by way of summons when they gather enough evidence to substantiate their case,” said Nyakureba. The case was heard before Magistrate Lucy Mungwari while Andrew Motsi appeared for the State.

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