via Mwonzora out on $500 bail | The Herald 1 December 2014
MDC-T secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora, who was arrested on charges of fraud, has been released on US$500 bail. Mwonzora on Saturday appeared before Harare magistrate Mr Milton Serima, who granted him US$500 bail coupled with reporting conditions. Prosecutor Miss Sharon Mashavira alleges that Mwonzora misappropriated US$15 000 in trust funds.
Mwonzora yesterday said he was released after paying US$500 bail.
“It is the usual story about me where the enemies of democracy want to fight my career as a lawyer and politician by making spurious allegations. The good thing is I will always win because God and justice are on my side,” he said.
Meanwhile, the former Copac co-chair will today be in Rusape for trial together with some 31 MDC-T party followers from Nyanga North.
They are accused of assaulting Zanu-PF supporters.
According to the State, in February 2011, Mwonzora and MDC-T supporters held a meeting at Chatindo School, Nyamaropa, where Zanu-PF youths wanted to play social soccer.
The State alleged the group, at the instigation of Mwonzora, attacked Zanu-PF youths and forcibly ejected them from the school.
It is the State’s case that some of the youths were injured and rushed to the nearby Regina Coeli Hospital, where Mwonzora and his co-accused followed them and damaged some buildings.
Mwonzora allegedly vanished from the scene following the arrival of the police.