The Harare Magistrates Court has further postponed to 15 February a matter in which Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere is charged with publishing falsehoods prejudicial to the State.
Lancelot Mutsokoti, appearing for the State, indicated that they want to call the investigating officer handling the matter, one detective Constable Moyo to appear in court on 15 February.
The State wants Constable Moyo to explain the delay in engaging Twitter in their investigations.
Mahere, through her lawyers, David Drury and Chris Mhike, opposed the State’s application for postponement.
The lawyers argued that there has been an unjustifiable delay in the completion of the investigations.
However, Harare regional magistrate Stanford Mambanje ruled in State’s favour and allowed the matter to be postponed to 15 February.
Posting on microblogging site, Twitter, Mahere expressed frustration over the delay. She wrote:
The matter has been further postponed to enable @PoliceZimbabwe to come & update the court on how far they’ve gone in approaching @Twitter. This makes a delay of over 13 months.
The alleged charge was struck off our statute books by the ConCourt. Matter postponed to 15 Feb at 9.