FORMER war veterans chairman, Jabulani Sibanda has been removed from remand by Harare magistrate, Ms Rumbidzayi Mugwagwa on the matter in which he was facing charges of insulting the President in 2015.
The magistrate instructed the state to proceed by way of summons when its house is in order.
Sibanda has been on remand since his arrest in 2014.
On his last court appearance five months ago, Sibanda, through his lawyer, Sobusa Gula-Ndebele protested at the State’s failure to conclude its investigations to pave way for a trial.
On January 30 this year, prosecutor, Sebastian Mutizirwa indicated that they were still waiting for determination of the matter at the Constitutional Court.
The State alleges that on October 27, 2014, Sibanda addressed a war veterans’ meeting at Hubert Mine in Mutasa, Manicaland province, where he claimed Mugabe and his wife, Grace were plotting a bedroom coup against then Vice-President Joice Mujuru.
Sibanda allegedly claimed that he would not allow for political power to be “sexually transmitted” from Mugabe to his wife.
Mutizirwa appeared for the State.