chikurubi maximum.jpgLawyers representing the six suspected jail escapees have unsuccessfully applied to have an inspection in loco for Chikurubi Maximum Prison as trial opens.


The six include Albert Mugove Matapo, Silas Sarezi Shonhiwa, Phillip Chivhurunge; Ruperts Chimanga, Lucky Mhungu and Bigknows Wairesi.


Regional magistrate Morgan Nemadire threw out the application saying Chikurubi is a security area.


The lawyers, Charles Warara and Gift Nyandoro also sought for a postponement of the matter which was again rejected by the magistrate.


Meanwhile, in a dramatic incident, one of the accused, Silas Shonhiwa ditched lawyer Nyandoro before the magistrate, saying he does not have legal representation despite Nyandoro introducing himself as legal counsel for Shonhiwa.