Court Frees 27 Opposition Supporters On Bail

Harare Magistrate Nyasha Vhitorini has granted bail to the 27 opposition supporters who were arrested last week following protests in Harare. The protesters were granted $50 bail each. They are facing charges of public violence after they were arrested last week after a protest against the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) turned violent. Zimbabwe Defence Forces soldiers were later deployed to quell the protests, and at least six people have died after the soldiers used live bullets. The suspects were represented by lawyers from the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights. Michael Reza appeared for the State.

The article will be updated as more details come in.

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Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) is a not for profit human rights organization whose core objective is to foster a culture of human rights in Zimbabwe as well as encourage the growth and strengthening of human rights at all levels of Zimbabwean society through... Read More About Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights

The Zimbabwe Defence Forces is the grouping of security forces in the Republic of Zimbabwe under which the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) and Air Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ) fall. The Commander in Chief of ZDF is the president of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa and Commander is... Read More About Zimbabwe Defence Forces

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) is an independent body which controls and or manages all election processes at all levels in Zimbabwe. Despite being registered as a non-partisan body, ZEC has been criticised for aligning itself with the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU... Read More About Zimbabwe Electoral Commission

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