Ruling on the trial of Morgen Komichi will be handed down on the 21st of this month after the state wrapped up its case. Komichi is facing charges of disrupting the announcement of the 2018 elections results.
Komichi who is represented by Obey Shava and Admire Rubaya gave notice for application of discharge at the close of the State’s case. He said that on January 14, he will make a submission of his application for discharge. Reza said he will file his response on 18 January. The State led by Michael Reza brought in its final witness, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission’s Acting Chief Elections officer Utloile Silaigwana who reiterated that Komichi had no powers to announce elections. Silaigwana indicated he had not personally seen Komichi disrupting the announcement, but was only informed by a witness over the phone.
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Mr. Utloile Silaigwana is the acting chief elections officer of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission he took over from Mrs. Constance Chigwamba.. Read More About Utloile Silaigwana
Obey Shava is a Zimbabwean Legal Practitioner,Notary Public, Conveyancer, Theologian and Human Rights Lawyer. In 2016, he was received the Human Rights Lawyer of the year award in Zimbabwe. Shava is known for representing social and political activists under the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights... Read More About Obey shava
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