Court name
Harare High Court
Case number
CRB R 858 of 2013

S v Mawondo (CRB R 858 of 2013) [2014] ZWHHC 6 (08 January 2014);

Law report citations
Media neutral citation
[2014] ZWHHC 6
Coram
Matanda-Moyo J

LEON MAWONDO

versus

THE STATE

 

 

 

HIGH COURT OF ZIMBABWE

MATANDA-MOYO J

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.