Mliswa Back In Prison

Mliswa who was freed on US$ 1000 bail by a Harare magistrate was immediately rearrested.

Family members said they never got a chance to see him on Friday and did not know of his whereabouts, although sources suspected he was back at the notorious Matapi prison.

Police officers from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Homicide Section could be seen milling around at the Harare magistrates court on Friday.

Sources on Friday had already raised fears police were planning to re-arrest him.

Mliswa was arrested more than a month ago after launching a stunning attack on police commissioner Augustine Chihuri accusing him of being corrupt. Police then went overdrive and started pulling out old cases some dating back to nearly a decade ago.

Each time he was granted bail, police would move in to arrest him and was kept incarcerated for more than a month while fresh cases kept coming through.

Mliswa’s continued incarceration is reminiscent of the way police and the system kept in jail the likes of Roy Bennett and Jestina Mukoko only for them to be cleared by the courts.