High Court judge, Justice Chinembiri Bhunu has reserved judgment in the bail application filed today by 29 MDC members seeking leave to appeal for bail at the Supreme Court. The 29 MDC members facing false charges of murdering a policeman and public violence in Glen View, Harare last year were denied bail by Justice Bhunu when the trial kicked off early this month.
The Judge cited that there were no exceptional circumstances in the bail application to show why the accused be granted bail. They have been in remand prison since their indictment.
Today in court, the defence lawyers cited several instances why the 29 members should be granted bail including that some of the accused had been granted bail before their indictment for trial but none had breached their bail conditions.
The State is opposing the application.
Meanwhile, the trial of the 29 accused resumes tomorrow with an in loco inspection in the morning at the scene of the crime at Glen View 3 Shopping Centre.
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