Vapositori walk free as well-wishers pay

All arrested 34 Vapositori will be out of Remand Prison this evening after paying $100 bail each.

Seventeen of them are already out while the remainder are expected to walk to freedom this evening following cash donations by well-wishers.

Obey Shava, the defence lawyer from Mbidzo, Muchadehama and Makoni Legal Practitioners, told The Zimbabwean that: “Enough bail money has been availed by well-wishers and hopefully all detained Vapositori would be at their homes this evening.”

The Vapositori have been languishing in Prison after they were arrested for bashing police, ACCZ officials and journalists at their Budiriro 2 Shrine on May 30, 2014.

They have been struggling to raise $100 bail each since last week Friday.

The 34 allegedly turned violent following an announcement by Johannes Ndanga, Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe executive president, that the Johane Masowe YeChishanu led by Ishmael Mufani had been banned for human rights violations.

Among other allegations, the church is accused of denying children access to education and forcing girls into early marriages.

The skirmishes took police by surprise and left some nine riot police, ACCZ officials and a ZBC cameraman seriously injured.

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