In a statement Acting Prosecutor-General Mr Kumbirai Hodzi said the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is not involved in politics and is not an agent of persecution against any politician or citizen.
Hodzi’s statement comes at a time when President elect Emmerson Mnangagwa revealed that MDC Alliance politician Tendai Biti was released after he intervened. Said Hodzi:
We want to categorically emphasise that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is an apolitical institution and is not an agent of persecution against any politician or citizen. Zimbabwe is a peaceful country with law-abiding citizens and our duty as an agency that is involved in the preservation of law and order is to ensure that peace prevails.
Hodzi said there was no need for Biti to escape to Zambia. The State did not oppose bail in Biti’s case.
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