Norton legislator, Temba Peter Mliswa, accused of violating the Covid-19 national lockdown regulations after calling a Press conference at his Borrowdale residence in Harare has been freed on $20 000 and has been barred from convening any other press conferences pending his trial.
The state did not oppose bail in the matter
The update was communicated by Heart and Soul TV which stated that Mliswa was ordered to surrender his passport and report to the police once a week:
#JUSTIN @TembaMliswa released on $20 000 bail. To report police once a week and surrender passport. The MP was arrested at his Borrowdale home, on allegations that he violated the national lockdown protocols by convening an unlawful gathering, Constance Ngombengombe and Charles Muchemwa. The state did not oppose the granting of bail
Mliswa, who was being represented by lawyer Mr Musindo Hungwe, was also ordered to report once a week at Borrowdale Police Station.
He appeared before Harare provincial magistrate Mrs Vongai Guwuriro.
Mr Charles Muchemwa and Mrs Constance Ngombengombe appeared for the State.
Mliswa during the press conference he was arrested at made some sensational claims that State Minister Owen Ncube and July Moyo were trying to get rid of President Mnangagwa.
Mliswa said he was sure justice will prevail in his case as he said his arrest was motivated by the fact that he was going to expose some powerful people.