Farayi Machamire 9 March 2018
HARARE – Ex-Zanu PF youth leader Kudzanai Chipanga will be allowed to tend
to his farm business in Makoni in Manicaland as he waits trial for
slandering Vice President Constantino Chiwenga at a press conference last
Yesterday, Harare magistrate Tilda Mazhande altered bail conditions which
his legal team said were “too stringent.”
Chipanga, who is out on $500 bail, has been reporting twice a day at
Borrowdale Police Station.
Through his lawyer Lovemore Madhuku, he asked to have his reporting
conditions revised to once a week.
Prosecutor Edmore Nyazamba did not object to Chipanga’s application
Magistrate Mazhande resolved to relax Chipanga’s bail conditions so that
he reports only twice a week at Borrowdale Police Station.
Madhuku had argued: “The applicant is only person in the country that is
still on stringent bail conditions (from the November military
“He is religiously reporting twice a day everyday despite that he is not a
Harare person. He is now a full time farmer in Makoni District,
Madhuku added that Chipanga had constitutional rights to keep his life
intact and fend for his family. The matter was remanded to April 6.