High Court Judge Postpones Mupfumira’s Bail Application Appeal

Jailed Tourism Minister, Priscah Mupfumira’s bail application was on Friday postponed to the 5th of August by High Court judge Justice, Erica Ndewere.

Mupfumira was arrested over allegations of corruption and criminal abuse of office which prejudiced NSSA of lots of money.

The State evoked Section 32 of the Criminal and Procedure Act which prohibits her to apply for bail until 21 days had elapsed.

Meanwhile, Mupfumira argued in court through her lawyer, Advocate Lewis Uriri that there was no reason she should be denied bail which is a constitutional right.

The State represented by Prosecutor, Ms Sharon Fero, however, argued that the Mupfumiora had not filed a proper appeal which is enough to deny bail.

Fero also said that the state needed room to make submissions in relation to compelling reasons for denying bail and also wait for the ZACC investigators to come before the court to testify.

Mupfumira’s lawyer then responded saying that there was no need for calling investigators to court since they had already submitted their affidavits.

Justice Ndewere, however, ruled that Mupfumira’s case was unusual and then postponed it.

More: ZBC News



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