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Mwanjali further remanded in custody


Caps United captain, Method Mwanjali who is facing attempted murder charges was today further remanded in custody to 4 May 2016.

Mwanjali is said to have stabbed Tonderai Nhunzvi twice over his driving as they exited one plus one bar at long chen plaza on Sunday.

Harare magistrate, Tendai Mahwe today adjourned Mwanjali’s case, urging him to apply for a bail to the High court.

Mahwe said the accused should apply for bail but remain in custody waiting for the officer who arrested the accused persons

Advocate Lewis Uriri, who is representing  Mwanjali, argued that his client was detained for more than 48 hours, violating  Section 50(3) of the new Constitution of Zimbabwe which says

“Any person, who is not brought to court within the 48 hour period referred to in subsection (2), must be released immediately unless their detention has earlier been extended by a competent court”.

The court heard that Mwanjali stabbed the complainant on the early hours of 17 April 2016 accompanied by his colleague, Archford Gutu who has since been freed on $100 bail.

Witness to the case, the investigation officer denied that the accused was over detained.

Representing the court, Prosecutor Francesca Makumbiri echoed the above sentiments when she said the accused’s argument was not vital.

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“The argument being given by the witness (investigating officer) is true because the complainant reported the case at around 5:30 am, “she said.

She added that if the accused is saying he was arrested at 4:00am it then means that he was arrested before the complainant reported the matter to the police.

Makumbiri also said that on the day of first trial, the accused told the court that he had nothing to complain against the police.

Advocate Uriri then applied for the attendance of the officer who arrested the  accused person on the day in question.

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