Joana Mamombe In Trouble For Violating Bail Conditions
1 September 2021
MDC Alliance legislator for Harare West, Joanna Mamombe, is in trouble after she allegedly failed to report at Harare Central Police as ordered by the High Court as part of her bail conditions.
Mamombe is facing several criminal cases including inciting the public to commit violence and breaching Covid-19 regulations among other charges.
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NewZimbabwe.com reports that Mamombe was supposed to report to the police last Friday but failed as she had travelled to her rural home.
Tuesday, Prosecutor Michael Reza sought her committal to prison for failing to report to the police as ordered by the High Court in a case in which she is accused of participating in anti-government demonstrations in 2020.
However, through her lawyer, Jeremiah Bamu, Mamombe explained that: “she failed to report on Friday after returning to Harare from her rural area after 6 pm and could not make it during the stipulated time since the curfew was now in operation.”
Mamombe returns to court Thursday for the continuation of her hearing on breaching her bail conditions. Said the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights:
We are challenging the bid to have her imprisoned as she reported at ZRP (Zimbabwe Republic Police) Saturday morning after missing the Friday time slot while travelling from her rural area and curfew time had kicked in.
Mamombe has since last year been in and out of courts and prison for several offences including violation of COVID-19.
She was also arrested for allegedly faking her abduction. Mamombe and her two party colleagues, Cecilia Chimbiri and Netsai Marova had claimed that suspected security agents had abducted them from police custody, sexually assaulted them before dumping them in Bindura, about 86km from Harare.
Authorities deny the allegations but have not explained how the duo escaped from police custody.
She is out of custody.
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