Corrupt cops denied bail
“The State in opposing bail pointed out that the court should consider prospects of success of the appeal made to the High Court.
“After going through the record which was being handled by magistrate Mr Gideon Ruvetsa, I have concluded that there are no prospects of success of the appeal and if granted bail the appellants are likely to abscond. Therefore the bail application is dismissed,” he said.
Submitting the bail pending appeal application, Mr Muvhami had said he had filed an appeal with the High Court against the sentence that was passed against his clients who were convicted of a crime they allegedly did not commit.
Mr Muvhami said the High Court appeal could drag for up to two years which meant that his clients would still be languishing in jail for an offence that they did not commit.
Representing the State, Mr Stanley Chinyanganya opposed bail arguing that Chibvuri and Zivuku could no longer be classified as innocent people as they had been convicted.
Mr Chinyanganya said the two men were corrupt police officers who deserved to be jailed.
The two cops recently made headlines after they were caught on camera demanding a bribe from a cross border