Harare regional magistrate Ngoni Nduna on Friday adjourned the trial of Harare West legislator Joanna Mamombe (MDC Alliance) and her party colleagues Cecilia Chimbiri and Netsai Marova, to August 21.
The three MDC-A activists are accused of participating in an illegal demonstration in Warren Park, Harare, on 13 May this year.
Obey Shava, of the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, appearing on behalf of lawyer Alec Muchadehama, told Nduna that the trio’s lawyer was attending a colleague’s funeral.
Shava said a workmate at the firm identified as G Sibanda had died and that some of the lawyers at the firm were working from home as their premises were being deep cleaned for coronavirus.
The MDC-A trio is alleged to have gathered at Choppies Supermarket in Warren Park 1 with other MDC-Alliance youths on 13 May at around 12.30 pm where they staged an illegal demonstration.