High Court reserves judgement in MDC-T activists’ bail application

High Court Judge, Justice Chinembiri Bhunu has reserved judgement in a bail application by lawyers representing three activists being held at Chikurubi Maximum Prison on allegations of murdering a police officer in May 2011.

The three, Last Maingehama, Yvonne Musarurwa and Tungamirai Madzokere were arrested together with 26 other activists and have been detained since 2011.

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.

Defence lawyer, Gift Mtisi told The Zimbabwean that they appeared before Bhunu today in chambers for oral submissions on their bail application.

“We appeared in Justice Bhunu’s chambers today for oral submissions and he has reserved judgement so we are waiting for his judgement concerning our application,” said Mtisi.

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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