In an interview with The Herald, Acting Prosecutor General Kumbirai Hodzi said he has instructed prosecutors to oppose bail in political violence and intimidation cases until the end of the election period.
He said the directive is to ensure peace is maintained. Said Hodzi:
I have directed my office to put in place cogent measures to ensure that those that want to threaten our peace are dealt with swiftly as soon as they are brought to the courts. I have also given instructions that bail must be opposed in all cases of electoral violence and intimidation. It will be strongly opposed until the end of the election period. We already have reports that this period preceding the election has been the most peaceful in the history of elections in Zimbabwe. We want to maintain that positive environment.