Komichi trial: State closes case

via Komichi trial: State closes case – DailyNews Live by Tarisai Machakaire  19 OCTOBER 2013

The State has closed its case in the matter in which MDC chief elections officer Morgen Komichi is accused of fraud and contravening the Electoral Act.

During trial, Muchadehama said Komichi’s bail dismissals were premeditated because he had been told by police officers that he would never get bail.

“Even before he (Komichi) came to court, when he came to room 93 at CID you and your officers told him he was never going to get bail,” said Muchadehama.

Makadenge denied the allegation and said the police were professional and would never say that.

The defence opened its case and called their first witness Komichi to testify.

Komichi narrated his relations with Zimbabwe Electoral Commission before elections to the time of his arrest on July 28 this year.

Prosecutor Michael Mugabe has so far led seven witnesses in the case.

Muchadehama claims Zec failed to handle the July election process, resulting in some ballot papers going missing.

Allegations are that on July 25 at Harare International Conference Centre, Komichi approached Tendayi Pamire asking to have an audience with Zec chairperson Justice Rita Makarau after a ballot envelope was found in a rubbish bin outside the command centre.

The State alleges that Komichi accused Zec of destroying ballot papers belonging to members of the uniformed forces who voted for the Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC.

According to State papers, the envelope belonged to Constable Mugove Chiginya, a police officer who is supposed to have voted for the MDC in the Southerton Constituency.

The court heard that Chiginya, however failed to vote during the special voting period.



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    The man is in, trouble,,Tsvangirai has already fogotten about him..They used him

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    zondi 9 years ago

    He should have known the game of politics and not to be a martyr in this age of modernity.

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    Cheap politicking, trying to find fault where there is none.

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    Even Hitler never thought , that one day he will be history. Chisi ngaperi chinoshura

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    Jenandebvu 9 years ago

    Worry not much Komie, remember Joseph who was improsoned by Pharaoh, he walked from prison to palace, the is Nelson Madela and other e.gs. Unlike Mugabe you ll certainly get your reward.

    On MDC neglecting you, its fibs boy, it must not be labeled on our foreheads. We are praying for you, we are meeting the legal costs etc. We are fully behind you. Perhaps you ll see more of us there too as we are call HE a hobo (rombe) raPresident

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    Zanu of and
    Mugabe must know that their days are numbered. The incarnation of Komichi will not go without consequences. Be warned, the world is watching such gross human rights abuses. Hamuna human heart, you cowards maZanu.

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    Gondo Arishayi 9 years ago

    Komichi stay strong god is on your side and soon they will release you.
    Zimbabwe will be free, the fossils are very soon going into the graves to decay. Mark my words as soon as the first one drops you will see the others rapidly follow. God bless Zimbabwe

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    Cde Hondo 9 years ago

    Chinobhururuka chinomhara uye chisingaperi chinoshura. Even the children of Israel got freed from the mighty ruthless hand of Pharaoh without even fighting a battle. Kudenga kuna Mwari and nguva ya Mwari is the best. Fear not and be of good courage.

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    Cde Hondo 9 years ago

    When all of man’s human efforts are exhausted, when all hope seems lost, that’s when God takes over.