HARARE – Popular comedienne Felistas Maphosa, better known as Mai Titi, on Monday took socialite Evidence Chihera to court accusing her of cyberbullying through a Facebook post alleging that her children had been raped by a psychopath.
Evidence Moreblessing Jiri, better known as Evidence Chihera, appeared before Harare Judge Tafadzwa Mhiti charged with breaching the Cyber and Privacy Act.
According to the state, Jiri posted on her Facebook page – Evidence Chihera Live – that Maphosa’s children were sexually abused by a maniac.
The state claims the post was intended to “harass, intimidate, or cause emotional distress and humiliation to Maphosa.”
The state continued to resist bail, arguing that Jiri was likely to escape trial because she held a valid passport that allowed her to skip state lines.
Prosecutors also suggested that it was possible that Jiri was interfering with witnesses in this case.
However, Jiri argued that she was a businesswoman who valued her freedom so much and did not want to spend the rest of her life as a refugee.
She also told the court that she had a child who is still in school, adding that any attempt to escape would unnecessarily jeopardize her child’s education.
However, after reviewing the arguments of the state and Jiri, the presiding judge ruled that the grounds given by the prosecutors were insufficient to keep the defendant in custody.
Jiri was then granted Z$20,000 bond and ordered to return to court on June 30 for her routine pre-trial detention.
- Kukurigo Updates