Bail for MDC-T activists detained since 2011

Three MDC-T activists, who have been in detention since 2011 on allegations of killing a police officer, were today granted bail by High Court Judge, Justice Chinembiri Bhunu.

The three, Last Maingehama, Yvonne Musarurwa and Tungamirai Madzokere were granted $500 bail each and ordered to report to the police three times a week.

They were arrested together with 26 other activists.

Although their co-accused, who included the MDC-T youth Assembly President, Solomon Madzore, were granted bail in November 2012 and September last year, the three remained behind bars after Bhunu ruled that they were a flight risk.

The arrest of the MDC-T activists came after police responded to a report of disturbances in Glen View.

The incident resulted in skirmishes which claimed the life of Inspector Petros Mutedza after which the MDC-T activists were arrested.

Their defence team claimed in court that the MDC-T activists were subjected to torture and inhuman treatment.

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