Glen View activists face ‘indefinite’ detention as trial postponed

via Glen View activists face ‘indefinite’ detention as trial postponed | SW Radio Africa by Alex Bell  November 26, 2013

Three MDC-T activists, still facing charges of murdering a policeman in Glen View in 2011, will remain detained for an indefinite amount of time after their trial was deferred on Monday.

Justice Chinembiri Bhunu indefinitely postponed the case, in which a total of seven MDC-T activists remain charged for the murder.

29 activists were originally arrested after the death of Inspector Petros Mutedza at a bar in the high density suburb two years ago.

Most of the group spent more than a year in prison, with the case slowly dragging on. This is despite a significant lack of evidence to implicate the group.

Last month, 21 of the arrested group were acquitted after the High Court ruled that none of the evidence put forward by the State implicated them on the murder charge.

But seven of the accused will still need to face court action.

These are Tungamirai Madzokere, Yvonne Musarurwa, Last Maengahama, Lazarus Maengahama, Edwin Muingiri, Phineas Nhatarikwa, and Paul Rukanda.

Rebecca Mafukeni, one of the activists, died last month while still detained at Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison following several unsuccessful bail attempts.

Last Maengahama, Madzokere, and Musarurwa remain detained at Chikurubi.



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    Justice delayed is justice denied, however due to the conditions of the jails my fear is that delay is also likely a death sentence.When is this blatant political persecution going to stop and when are the judges going to start dispensing justice?

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    marasha 10 years ago

    Thats democracy &and good governance