Marry was placed in remand prison at the weekend following the alleged assault of the family’s childminder in an altercation over custody of the couple’s minor children at a school last week.
Representing the State, Michael Reza requested the court to defer the hearing, saying he needed more time to prepare his defence. He said:
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We ask that the applicant be remanded to the 7th (of February 2020) by which date we would have served the court with the response. I need time to prepare a sound response so that the court makes a decision.
Meanwhile, Marry, through her Beatrice Mtetwa, opposed the postponement sought, accusing the prosecution of simply trying to delay the hearing.