court.jpgfor Centre for Research and Development, Farai Maguwu who is facing charges of communicating and publishing false information about operations at Chiyadzwa diamond fields was back at the Harare magistrate court today.

 

Maguwu through his lawyers were seeking another bail application for the fourth time. Ms Beatrice Mtetwa who led the defence council said the state must prove to the court the extra territorial investigations they are carrying out.

 

She said the document was authored in Zimbabwe adding that investigations must have been completed by the 23rd of this month (June).

 

 The state represented by Mrs. Phyllis Zvenyika and Mr. Tapiwa Kusema had indicated that investigations have not yet been completed.

There were heated arguments between the state and the defence as the state was cross examining Maguwu that led the presiding magistrate Mr. Dony Ndirowei to remind them to behave like seasoned professionals.

 

The state is expected to respond to the bail application tomorrow.

Recently the Minister of Mines and Mining Development attended a meeting in Tel Aviv in Israel where the issue of Maguwu’s release was said to be one of the conditions set for Zimbabwe to sell its diamonds.

 

However Zimbabwe indicated that the issue is still before the courts adding that it will be prejudicial to the court process.