Shock As State Begs Magistrate For Rushwaya Bail
27 October 2020

By Jane Mlambo| In what clearly puts question marks on the treatment of criminals aligned to the ruling Zanu PF and the state, prosecutor Charles Muchemwa literally begged Harare Magistrate Ngoni Nduna to grant Zimbabwe Miners Federation President Henrietta Rushwaya after agreeing with her lawyers outside the court room.

It took Nduna to remind Muchemwa of the need to follow procedure and allow Rushwaya’s lawyer Tapson Dzvetero to make a formal bail application before the court.

“You can’t just bring your consent for me to rubberstamp. So bail application has to be done before me to give basis of the consent,” said Nduna to Muchemwa.

Dzvetero then asked for time to apply for bail, but Nduna said it was too late before postponing the matter to Wednesday.

The state had consented to Rushwaya being granted ZWL$90 000, residing at the given address and surrendering her passport to the police among other conditions.