The High Court Judge Justice Joseph Musakwa has postponed Beatrice Mtetwa’s bail hearing to Monday 25 March 2013. The postponement was granted at the request of the state (prosecuting authority). The state indicated that the transcript of the record of proceedings in the magistrates court was brought to the High Court late, thus giving them insufficient time to file its response to the bail application. The state has up to 2 pm today to file its response.
In a related development, Human Rights Activists have staged lunch time protests at Rotten Row Magistrates Court demanding the release of Beatrice Mtetwa on Friday 22 March 2013.