The trial of Supa Mandiwanzira failed to start on Friday the Daily News reports. Manziwanzira is facing criminal abuse of office charges after he reportedly his personal assistant, Tawanda Chinembiri was assigned to the board of the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) without due process according to the publication.
The state reportedly applied that the trial be postponed for the umpteenth time and Mandiwanzira’s lawyers Fungai Chimwamurombe opposed the application and said the state has failed to amend Mandiwanzira’s charges and there is no law that stipulates that someone can be put on remand when there is no charge against him. Argued Chimwamurombe:
The State was given more than a month to come up with a new charge and the order was clear.
It is clear the State is not ready and has never been ready to prosecute this case as the record will show. The accused has been on remand for two years now.
The magistrate granted the state’s application and postponed the trial to a later date.
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