12 MDC activists who were arrested about two weeks ago over public violence charges in Chitungwiza languish longer in prison until next Tuesday after High Court judge, Justice David Foroma failed to read badly written record of the magistrate’s record.
Vongai Muchuchuti from Harare Magistrate’s Court was the magistrate who handled the case in Chitungwiza.
The judge postponed the case to 17 March to allow the State to have the record transcribed again.
“The judge couldn’t read the docket. It was so badly written that he could not pick what was contained,” the suspects’ lawyer, Job Sikhala after the postponement of the bail ruling.
They are accused of participating in a public gathering with intent to promote public violence.