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Zimbabwe Opposition Activists Granted Bail - But Remain Behind Bars


Two more activists of Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change held in Harare in an alleged bombing plot were granted bail Monday, but police continued to hold them on charges other than those covered by the magistrate bail ruling.

Bail of Z$1 million (US$20) was set for Amos Musekiwa, who is accused of complicity in the March bombing of ZANU-PF offices in Mbare. Bail for Ishmael Kauzana, accused of bombing a Marimba police station, was set at Z$10 million.

Lawyer Alec Muchadehama, representing the two men, said the magistrate also dismissed a case in which five other activists who have since been released were charged with firebombing the ZANU-PF offices in Mbare.

Muchadehama told reporter Carole Gombakomba that other cases, including that of Glen View parliamentarian Paul Madzore and other opposition members accused of receiving paramilitary training in South Africa, would be heard later this week.

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