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Last Of Zimbabwe Opposition Members Held On Terror Charges Get Bail


Zimbabwe's high court granted bail on Wednesday to the last two opposition members held by authorities on charges they plotted firebombing attacks earlier this year and engaged in other allegedly violent or subversive activities.

Deputy Organizing Secretary Morgan Komichi of the Movement for Democratic Change faction led by MDC founder Morgan Tsvangirai and activist Dennis Murirwa were granted bail of Z$10 million dollars apiece. However, sources said that due to administrative complications they would not be released until Thursday.

Hearings on their bail applications previously were postponed 50 times.

Attorney Alec Muchadehama told reporter Patience Rusere of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe a remand hearing in the case was scheduled for Friday.

Elsewhere, Masvingo police held 16 members of Women of Zimbabwe Arise arrested on Tuesday while they were playing football and netball at Mucheke Stadium.

WOZA lawyer Phillip Shumba said most of the women had been mistreated while held overnight by police who accused them of trying to overthrow the government.

Shumba said the police have not yet filed charges against his clients, who were likely to appear in court on Thursday..

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