HH 317-18 THE STATE versus SIKELO MUTALI

THE STATE

versus

SIKELO MUTALI

 

 

 

HIGH COURT OF ZIMBABWE

CHITAPI J

HARARE, 17 November 2017

 

 

 

Bail Pending Appeal

 

 

 

J Sithole, for the applicant

T Mapfuwa, for the respondent

 

 

            CHITAPI J: I dismissed the applicant’s bail pending appeal application on 3 November 2017. I indicated then, that there was on record no misdirection in the assessment of the evidence by the trial court when it convicted the applicant. I equally indicated that did not find that the trial court committed any irregularity in the assessment of sentence which sentence fell within the powers of the trial court to impose within the limits of the trial court’s jurisdiction exercising its discretion.

            I have been requested by letter from the applicant’s legal practitioner to furnish “reasons for the dismissal of the bail application for purposes of appeal.” There has been no explanation from the applicant’s legal practitioner for making the belated request. I am however obliged to furnish my reasons despite the inconvenience caused by the late response as I am no longer in bail court. Whether the applicant will meet time limits and other hurdles in relation to the filing of the 

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