Justice Sandura to hear MDC fire arms case

Harare – Supreme Court Judge Justice Wilson Sandura will on Monday hear an appeal filed by the Attorney General (AG) Office opposing bail granted to incarcerated Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) transport manager, Pasco Gwezere.

AG law officer Tawanda Zvekare invoked Section 121 of the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act (CPEA) to suspend Gwezere’s bail order granted by High Court Judge, Justice Charles Hungwe in November.

In a notice of hearing addressed to Alec Muchadehama, who is representing Gwezere and the AG’s Office, the Supreme Court Registrar advised that the State’s appeal against the granting of bail to Gwezere would be heard in Justice Sandura’s chambers on Monday morning.

“Take notice that the above application will be heard in chambers before Sandura JA on Monday the 21st day of December 2009 at 9:30 am or so soon thereafter as counsel may be heard,” read part of the notice of hearing sent to both counsel on Thursday.

Gwezere,  who is facing charges of stealing firearms from Pomona Army Barracks One Engineers Support Regiment Armoury respectively, on 20 October 2009 together with a lady only identified as Getrude and several army officers to steal 20 AK-47 rifles and a shotgun, which they took to an unknown destination was abducted by state security agents from his home in Mufakose in October.

The second charge of undergoing military training at Soroti Camp in Uganda as part of a plot to topple President Robert Mugabe’s government was dismissed by a Harare Magistrate court for lack of evidence. Radio VOP