TWO NATIONS EDITOR
BEITBRIDGE – Nine of the eighteen special anti-corruption cops, soldiers and members of the CIO arrested for allegedly receiving bribe at a roadblock in Beitbridge last Saturday were today granted bail by High Court Judge, Justice Garainesu Mawadze.
However, they will spend another three nights behind bars until Monday because of logistical problems to do with getting the order papers, said the accused’s lawyer Muchihwande Forbes Sithole of Chauke and Associates in an interview with Two Nations.
The ruling on the remaining nine made at the High Court in Masvingo will be delivered at a later date, said Justice Mawadze. One of those not granted bail is Shepherd Mugomeza who is accused of actually receiving the R2 000 bribe from Sable Class Bus crew.
Those granted bail are Juliet Raura of ZRP Support Unit Hotel troop Chikurubi, Trevor Chidemo of ZRP Support Unit November Troop, Zvipozvashe Matseketsa of Chikurubi ZRP Support Unit, Berita Sokalikamba of Chikurubi ZRP Support Unit, Liberty Rutsate who is the Beitbridge Hospital Environmental Health Officer, Patrick Chimbadzo of CID Rusape, Kudzai Muziki of ZRP Mat North PHQ, Tambudzai Parirehwa of ZRP CID Rusape and Bothwell Tsinda of ZRP Victoria Falls.
Those yet to get bail are Mugomeza of ZRP Support Unit Lima troop, Robert Paul Gurumani of ZNA Harare, Moreblessing Nyanhongo of ZNA provost coy, Roderick Kudemba of Chikurubi Rural Support Unit, Givemore Charuma of Chingadzi ZRP Support Unit, Tafara Mandishona of ZPCS Bindura Prison, Kevin Moyo of ZRP Victoria Falls, Tichareva Tichareva of ZRP Beitbridge traffic and Priscila Gosa.
The accused were denied bail by Beitbridge Resident Magistrate Takudzwa Gwazemba on Tuesday last week before they appealed to the High Court.
In opposing bail, State Prosecutors Tinayeishe Matenga and Ronald Mugwagwa said the accused are facing a serious offense which has a high sentence and there were chances that they could abscond.
They also added that since the accused were arrested by fellow Police officers, there were high chances of interference with State witnesses.https://twonations.co.zw