CCC duo, Mamombe, Chimbiri in a bid to block ‘critical evidence’

By Fungai Jachi

CITIZENS Coalition for Change (CCC) activists, Joana Mamombe and Cecilia Chimbiri are in a desperate bid to block critical evidence in the case in which they are accused of falsely claiming they were abducted by state security agents.

Mamombe and Chimbiri through their lawyer Alec Muchadehama challenged the release of critical documentary evidence in the State’s case this Thursday.

The two argued that the release of the exhibits is unlawful since the evidence is being produced after the State had led its evidence in chief.

The State led by Michael Reza however argued that the submission of the documentary evidence is lawful.

Chief Magistrate, Faith Mushure who allowed the State to recall witness Engineer Christopher Tapera Kazembe is expected to give her ruling on the application next week on Monday.

The exhibits comprise a list of base stations involved in the call logs, pictures of sites and estimated coverages and call data records extracted from a mobile operator, Econet.

Meanwhile, Lameck Phiri aged 38 and Last Chinamasa (36) have appeared in court facing charges of motor vehicle theft.

The two allegedly stole three vehicles and stripped them before selling them.

The court heard that the duo which has been remanded in custody targeted cars that were left running while the drivers went shopping.