<vote /> Five Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) executive members accused of insulting President Robert Mugabe had their bail conditions relaxed from reporting to the police twice a week to once a fortnight. The group applied to have the reporting conditions relaxed citing exorbitant expenses to travel from Gokwe, Chiredzi and Lupane where they stay.
Harare magistrate Bianca Makwande granted the application saying there was need to strike a balance between the court’s and accused’s interest. She ordered Douglas Mahiya, Francis Nhando, Victor Matemadanda, Headman Moyo and Hoyini Samuel Bhila to report once a fortnight on Fridays at their nearest police stations.
The five, who are facing charges of undermining the authority of the President, challenged their being on remand.
In their application challenging remand, the five said the communiqué they are accused of authoring falls within the realm of political rights enjoyed in terms of Section 67 (2)(d) of the Constitution.
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