Detained MDC Supporters Launches Fresh Freedom Bid

The Glenview residents who include two brothers Lazarus Maengahama and Stanford Maengahama want the high court to authorize them to petition the Supreme Court to appeal against their denial of bail in July.

Justice Tendai Uchena will hear the matter on Tuesday morning in his chambers.

The application for leave to appeal against the refusal of bail for the Glenview residents was necessitated by the pronouncements made by Deputy Chief Justice Luke Malaba early this month that such leave was necessary in terms of the bail appeal procedures.

Justice Uchena threw out the residents’ bail application in July after ruling that they could flee from the country. 

The seven Glenview residents including the Maengahama brothers, Glenview Ward 32 councillor Tungamirai Madzokere, Rebecca Mafikeni, Phenias Nhatarikwa, Yvonne Musarurwa and Stanford Mangwiro have been detained in remand prison since the time when they were arrested in May for allegedly murdering a police officer, Inspector Petros Mutedzi.