Cor­rupt cops de­nied bail

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News/worldwide -

“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

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