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CCC activists' trial deferred

by Staff reporter
27 Sep 2023 at 06:18hrs | Views
GWERU magistrate Princes Tanyanyiwa has rescheduled the trial of Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) Chirumanzu South candidate Patrick Cheza and four party activists, who are accused of assaulting Tourism minister Barbara Rwodzi, to October 26.

Cheza (50) and the party activists, Elias Maduveko (26), Magmaster Chidyawuye (21), Delight Zinyemba (22), and Courage Mugova (20), are facing charges of inciting public violence. They were recently granted bail of $500,000 each by Masvingo High Court judge Justice Garainesu Mawadze.

According to the court documents, on August 24, Cheza was driving along Charandura-Chaka Road when he became involved in a road traffic accident with a vehicle driven by Rwodzi's son, Chengetai.

Allegedly, Cheza shouted at Rwodzi, questioning why she wanted to harm CCC supporters despite her victory in the harmonized elections. Subsequently, Cheza is accused of instructing the four individuals to assault Rwodzi.

The prosecution is led by Ruvimbo Mutemeri.

Source - newsday
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