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ARTUZ President Masaraure Granted Bail After Nearly A Month In Prison

ARTUZ President Masaraure Granted Bail After Nearly A Month In Prison

Amalgamated Rural Teachers of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) president Obert Masaraure has been granted ZWL$50 000 bail after spending 27 days at Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison.

Masaraure had been jailed on charges of inciting public violence after he posted on his Twitter that the CID Law and Order department was being weaponised to paralyse ARTUZ operations.

In a statement released following Masaraure’s release, ARTUZ said:

Finally! President @OMasaraure has been granted bail of 50 000RTGS and to report once every fortnight to CID law and order between 8 am and 4 pm.

In our conscience, we maintain that freedom delayed is freedom denied. President Obert is not a criminal and therefore all charges laid against him should be dropped.

High Court Judge Justice Rodgers Manyangadze ruled that the previous Judge had misdirected himself in opposing bail on account that Masaraure is a flight risk

Masaraure was seeking his release from remand prison on charges of defeating and obstructing the course of justice.

Justice Manyangadze ordered Masaraure to report  once every fortnight to Harare Central police CID Law and Order between 8 am and 4 pm

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Now 1 month ago

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sugar boy 1 month ago

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2030 1 month ago

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Machiavelli 1 month ago

Even within the captured judiciary there is a semblance of sanity. Bail has been and should always be a basic human right. Flight risk should be used where there is evidence of dual citizenship and/or external residence, finances and other material resources. For someone like Obert, the conditions do not exist. He has family in Zimbabwe, is gainfully employed in the country and has never resided outside the country. What flight risk?

Sikhala is also a victim of political prosecution. For someone with no criminal history, apart misguided political prosecutions by an overzealous and captured ZRP, Sikhala should by rights be a free citizen, until proven guilty.


Doug 1 month ago

So we have incompetent judges who deny people bail until they come across a competent judge. He should sue for the payment of the 27 unnecessary days in jail and ask for the qualifications of the judge who denied him bail to be looked into.

Kule Dhambi 1 month ago

Kana zvichidai saka zanu yacho yasiyana chii ne Rudhisha ya Simiti kuzhe kwe dehwe dema? 2023 vazukuru vangu

Zuze 1 month ago

Sekuru, Smisi aive nani nekuti taidya tichiguta.
Dehwe dema iri varikudya voga sekuru.

kana zvikadaisoo 1 month ago

zvavharwaka vachamudzokerera kana zvovhurwa

Joe 1 month ago

Denial of bail is used to punish people

Joe Brownn 1 month ago

They could not break his spirit, viva Masaraure.

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