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Court frees 10 MDC-T members arrested for holding an unsanctioned meeting

Beitbridge Magistrate Trevor Nyatsanzaon Monday released 10 MDC-T members arrested on allegations of holding an unsanctioned meeting.

In a 12-page judgment, magistrate Trevor Nyatsanza interpreted the Public Order and Security Act (Posa) and how it could not apply against Morgan Ncube and nine others. He said in the event a meeting had been held, only the convener should have been arrested and not the entire crowd.

Through Patrick Tererai of Tererai Legal Practice, Ncube and company denied the charge arguing their number fell far short of the 16 mentioned in Posa. They also argued that even in the event their number surpassed 16, the same law required that only the convener of the meeting be answerable.

More: Southern Eye

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