Mtetwa’s trial postponed

via Mtetwa’s trial postponed to September 24 | The Zimbabwean by Edgar Gweshe

THE trial of prominent human rights lawyer, Beatrice Mtetwa, resumed today at the Harare Magistrates Court with the second witness lined up by the State to testify in the case completing his evidence before the court.

The State has lined up nine witnesses to testify in the case while the Acting Director of Public Prosecutions in the Attorney General’s Office, Tawanda Zvekare, is leading the prosecution.

The trial, which was heard before Harare Magistrate, Rumbizai Mugwagwa, is set to continue on September 24.

Mtetwa was arrested on March 17 and charged with contravening Section 184 (1) (g) of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act for allegedly defeating or obstructing the course of justice.

Her lawyer, Harrison Nkomo, of the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, confirmed that cross examination of the second witness, Detective Assistant Inspector Wilfred Chibage , was completed today.

“We finished with the cross examination of the second witness. The trial is set to resume on the 24th of September and that is when cross examination of the other witnesses that have been lined up by the State is going to resume,” said Nkomo.