By A Correspondent- Opposition MDC Alliance legislator and party youth wing leader Joana Mamombe will be examined by two government doctors as the state continues to seek the incarceration of the MDC Alliance trio on charges of faking their abduction.
Mamombe, who was this afternoon hauled to court had her matter postponed to Wednesday 23 September 2020.
The development comes after the state prosecutor made an application to have Mamombe examined by two government doctors in the absence of her lead defense council Advocate Muchadehama who is in Gweru for another court case.
The state last week availed to the court CCTV video footage alleging that Mamombe was not a good candidate for bail as she had deliberately skipped her trial on the pretext that she was sick. This is despite that Mamombe’s lawyer had notified the court that his client was sick and hospitalised at a Harare facility.
The state however proceeded and unleashed a troop of police details who stormed the hospital facility after the magistrate issued an arrest warrant on the sick legislator.
The court later dismissed the CCTV footage provided by the state which sought her incarceration arguing that it was not relevant to the matter at hand.
Said a source privy to the developments:
“They just want to traumatise the girls. Why are they forcing two “military” doctors on a sick girl?
The State is now trying to push the mental health card in order to justify that she was not abducted. It is disturbing how she is being stalked. It is clearly abuse of office by those in authority.”
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