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Mutare, – Prosecutors on Monday invoked section 121 of the Criminal Procedure and Evidence (CPEA) to suspend a bail order which had been granted to tormented Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) MP for Nyanga North Douglas Mwonzora and 22 Nyanga villagers.\r\n

Magistrate Ignatio Mhende on Monday granted bail to Mwonzora and the 22 villagers, who were charge with public violence and ordered them to
deposit $50. Mhende ordered Mwonzora and the villagers to continue residing at their given residential addresses and not to interfere with state
witnesses.

But prosecutor Tirivanhu Mutyasiri, who opposed bail last Friday when Mwonzora and the villagers’  lawyers Jeremiah Bamu and Tawanda
Zhuwarara of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights applied for bail invoked section 121 of the CPEA which immediately the bail order which had been granted by Mhende.

Because of Mutyasiri’s actions Mwonzora and the villagers will remain detained at Mutare Remand Prison until the state appeal has been heard in the High Court.

Mwonzora was arrested by the police outside Parliament Building early last week and briefly detained at Harare Central Police Station before
being transferred to Rhodesville Police Station, for overnight detention until Wednesday morning when he was transferred to Nyanga.