court.jpgThe Standard reporter, Nqobani Ndlovu, who is facing charges of writing a false story about the Zimbabwe Republic Police, will continue to stay in custody after the State revoked his US$100 bail which had been granted by a magistrate.

 

Ndlovu had been granted bail by a Bulawayo magistrate, but the State immediately invoked Section 121 of the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act, which empowers the State to allow further detention of an accused, pending an appeal to the High Court.

 

It is the State’s case that Ndlovu wrote a story in which he claimed that the police suspended promotional examinations to allow war veterans and retired officers to return to senior posts.

 

The allegations were refuted by the ZRP, which indicated that the story was false and meant to tarnish the image of the organisation.