Chitungwiza Municipality Mayor Cllr Lovemore Maiko, has been granted a $5000RTGS bail and to report once at St Mary’s police, the court has also ordered him to surrender his passport.
However he is allowed to work from his Municipal offices.
The State, represented by Lancelot Mutsokoti, was opposing bail arguing that there is a likelihood that if released on bail, he would interfere with witnesses who are his subordinates. He further argued that there is a likelihood that he will flee the jurisdiction of the court as he is facing a serious offence that can result in him getting a custodial sentence when convicted.
Maiko was arrested on flimsy charges of convening a special Council meeting without following due process as well as blocking the continues demolitions in the dormitory town.