Mtetwa’s court tribulations resume

The trial of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) board chairperson Beatrice Mtetwa resumes at Harare Magistrates Court (Rottenrow) on Thursday 24 October 2013 where she is defending herself against charges of defeating or obstructing justice.

Beatrice Mtetwa
Beatrice Mtetwa

The trial was adjourned last Friday when the State led by Tawanda Zvekare closed its case against Mtetwa, who describes the charges as fabricated.

The trial, which has seen the State leading all its witnesses, was postponed last Friday to Thursday 23 October 2013 to allow for an inspection-in-loco at former Prime Minister and MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s research and communications office located in Harare’s Avondale suburb, where State prosecutors claimed that she hindered the police from carrying out their operations.

Mtetwa, who is represented by Harrison Nkomo was arrested on 17 March 2013 and charged with contravening Section 184 (1) (g) of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act for allegedly defeating or obstructing the course of justice.

Police accused her of obstructing the course of justice by allegedly interfering with a search conducted at one of Tsvangirai’s offices in Harare. Mtetwa argues that she simply asked to be shown a search warrant by the police officers to substantiate their actions.

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