The court case of Abisha Nyanguwo, the MDC Chief of Staff who is facing flimsy charges of bombing Zanu PF offices in Gweru last year was today deferred to July 11 at the Gweru Magistrate's Courts.
Nyanguwo was arrested in April this year and is out of custody after he was granted a US$500 bail.
Before his arrest, heavily armed police officers had on 22 March 2012 raided Nyanguwo's residence in Harare, claiming to search for weapons of war and mass destruction before they impounded his Isuzu double cab truck alleging that it was used to bomb the Zanu PF offices. The vehicle is still in police custody.
Early this year, police in Gweru also arrested three MDC members, Shepherd Marange, Douglas Tsuro and Silas Mutendeudzwa on similar charges of bombing the Zanu PF offices but they were released later.
Meanwhile, Mutare residents, civic society organisations, businesses and other stakeholders in the city have heavily criticised the Local Government minister, Ignatius Chombo's decision to suspend Mutare Mayor, Councillor Brian James as this is seriously affecting service delivery.
The suspension has also led to the looting and abuse use of council resources by some corrupt employees. Mayor James was elected into the Mutare City Council on an MDC ticket in 2008.
The residents of Mutare are complaining that since the suspension of Mayor James by Zanu PF's Chombo in January, service delivery in the eastern border city has seriously deteriorated.
The MDC Manicaland provincial executive has as a result, engaged the Mutare Agenda, a civic society group in Mutare, to lead public debates in the city every Friday for the next three months to inform residents on Chombo's misplaced decisions.
The first debate will be held at the Mutare Hellenic Hall before moving to all the suburbs in the city.