maguwu.jpgThe director of the Centre for Research and Development, Farai Maguwu who is facing charges of communicating and publishing false information about operations at Chiadzwa diamond fields, was back at the Harare Magistrate Courts yesterday.

 

Maguwu, through his lawyers, was seeking another bail application for the fourth time.

 

Ms Beatrice Mtetwa, who led the defence council, said the state should 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 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 today.

 

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.