Prosecutor General admits Gumbura’s sentence is too harsh

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During the hearing of RMG End Time Message leader, Robert Martin Gumbura‘s appeal against both conviction and sentence before Justices Charles Hungwe and Edith Mushore, Prosecutor, Editor Mavuto admitted that the 40-year effective jail term for Gumbura was too harsh but maintained that  Gumbura’s chances of suceeding against conviction were still slim.

The prosecutor said the State had admitted to the reduction of Gumbura’s prison time was because the regional magistrate also erred in convicting him over a complainant, who alleged she was raped twice but Mavuto urged the court to uphold Gumbura’s conviction, saying the regional magistrate, who convicted him, Hosea Mujaya, had properly done so after analysing all the evidence that was before him.

Judgment on the appeal was reserved.

More: NewsDay

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