He is granted bail of E15 000 by High Court
Represented by senior attorney Sipho Gumedze, Tsabedze yesterday filed an urgent application for bail at the High Court. Although he was not present in court after being admitted to hospital, Judge Doris Tshabalala granted him bail fixed at E15 000. However, the court ordered that he shall pay E3 000 in cash and E12 000 shall be in a form of a surety since the Crown represented by prosecuting counsel Nolwazi Mabila did not oppose the bail application.
When the court was supposed to read the bail conditions, Gumedze submitted that the accused person was not present in court since he had been admitted to hospital. “My Lady, may I state that the applicant is not before court since he has been admitted to hospital,” Gumede submitted. By the time this report was compiled yesterday afternoon, Tsabedze, through relatives, had already paid the bail amount at the Government Revenue Offices and a liberation warrant was issued by the court for the Zakhele Remand Centre.