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Activists to Challenge Detention

HIGH Court judge Justice Yunis Omerjee yesterday granted two MDC-T activists and a photo-journalist arrested last year on terrorism charges leave to appeal to the Supreme Court against their continued detention.

The trio — former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s aide Ghandi Mudzingwa, MDC-T security director Chris Dhlamini and photo-journalist Shadreck Manyere — were abducted separately last December and later handed over to the police.

Omerjee ruled that the High Court last month misdirected itself in denying the trio bail.

Mudzingwa and Dhlamini allegedly sustained injuries during their detention and are admitted at the Avenues Clinic in Harare while Manyere is being held at Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison.

Mudzingwa, Dhlamini and Manyere were jointly charged with Chimoto Zulu, Mapfumo Garutsa, Regis Mujeyi and Zacharia Nkomo who were granted $1 000 bail each by the High Court. — Staff Writer.

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