Magaya’s rape case postponed

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Harare Magistrate Ms Bianca Makwande has postponed the routine remand proceedings for Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries founder Walter Magaya to the 21st of October.

The postponement was occasion by an application by state prosecutor Sebastian Mutizirwa who told the court that the complainant in the rape matter had introduced fresh allegations which require further investigations.
Everson Chatambudza strongly opposed the postponement arguing that the state was employing delaying tactics and lying that there was fresh evidence given that at the last remand date on the 15th of September, the state had promised to have wrapped up its case.

The defence additionally requested the court to put it on record that on the next remand date if the state does not avail a trial date, they will apply for refusal of further remand.

The court postponed the matter to the 21st of October having taken note of a request by the defence for the relaxation of Magaya’s bail reporting conditions from reporting once a week to reporting once per month or once on a fortnight basis.

Source – zbc

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