MDC Alliance activist Makomborero Haruzivishe has been granted a ZW$20 000 bail.
Among other conditions, Haruzivishe was ordered to report twice a week at the Police’s Law and Order offices, and to reside at his given address. Reads the order:
IT IS ORDERED
1. The application succeeds.
2. The Applicant be and is hereby admitted to bail in respect of the pending trial on the charge of kidnapping or unlawful detention alternatively participating in a gathering with intent to promote public violence (CBB 2165/21) on the conditions stated hereunder.
3. The Applicant deposits an amount of ZWL$20 000 with the Clerk of court, Harare Magistrates Court.
4 The Applicant to reside at 2 Maxwell Drive, Mt. Pleasant, Harare until the matter is finalised.
5. The Applicant to report twice a week, on Mondays and Fridays between the hours of 0800hrs and 1600hrs at Law and Order, Harare.
6. The applicant not to interfere with witnesses.
Speaking on the development, MDC Alliance national spokesperson, Advocate Fadzayi Mahere said:
Mako has been granted bail. To report twice a week at Law and Order, reside at his given address, pay $20,000. Thank you, Jesus.
We have confirmed with the clerk of court at Rotten Row that there are no outstanding cases or warrants of arrests against Mako. Subject to all formalities, @ will be going home today. Thank you to everyone who campaigned for his freedom. Mako is now free.
Haruzivishe has been facing a number of charges including inciting public violence and kidnapping.
He denies violating any law, and his party says “these are trumped-up charges” must be viewed as the government’s attempt to crack down on dissent.
The former students unionist has been in detention for the past ten months.