Live Updates and Pictures: Douglas Mahiya court hearing

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Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association secretary for Information and Publicity Douglas Mahiya is appearing in court today for a bail hearing.

Mahiya is being charged with undermining the authority of or insulting President Robert Mugabe after he allegedly wrote a damning statement on behalf of the war veterans association describing President Mugabe as a “genocidal dictator.”

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War Vets chairman, Chris Mutsvangwa is present

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Former Vice President and now Zimbabwe People First president Joice Mujuru is also here to show solidarity with a fellow war veteran.

12:17 – The State has made an application for bail order to be suspended for 48 hours.

12:09 Bail has been granted. Mahiya is to report twice a week at Police CID Law and Order. He must also reside at his Chitungwiza home.

 

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