Friday, October 30, 2020

Debswana trio released from Zim jail

The High Court in Zimbabwe has released three Debswana employees on bail.

Debswana Public Affairs Manager, Jacob Sesinyi, said the three, Andrew Tlou, Moses Kgagamadi, and Dan Tselaesele, will this weekend be handed to the Botswana High Commissioner to Zimbabwe, Pelokgale Seloma, who will in turn facilitate arrangement for bringing them home.
Sesinyi said the Botswana embassy officials in Zimbabwe have been “very helpful.”

He also said Debswana expects to receive its employees in Kasane either on Sunday or Monday.
The three were part of a group that toured Zimbabwe last week on an HIV/AIDS Peer Education campaign.

They were arrested after they demanded an officer who intercepted their bus to produce an official identity card.

Initially, a lower court denied two of the three bail despite the fact that the prosecuting officer did not object to a bail application.

It was upon appeal to the higher court that the earlier decision by the magistrate was overruled.
The third awaited trial in prison, but the court has since ruled that he also be released on bail.

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