HIGH COURT OF ZIMBABWE
HARARE, 24 December 2013 and 9 January 2014
MATANDA-MOYO J: This is an application for bail pending trial. The applicant is facing a charge of rape as defined in s 65 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act [Cap 9:23] and escaping from lawful custody as defined in s 185 (1) (a) of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act [Cap 9:23].
The applicant’s trial is imminent and I believe at the time of this judgment it has already commenced. On that ground alone I refuse to grant bail.
Accordingly the application for bail is dismissed.
V Nyemba & Associates, applicant’s legal practitioners
The National Prosecuting Authority, respondent’s legal practitioners.