High Court Judge Tawanda Chitapi on Friday granted former Zanu PF terrorist Jim Kunaka bail of Z$15,000 to end his 50-day sentence.
Chitapi castigated the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) for unjust objections to the release of the founder of the terrorist group Chipangano.
Judge Tawanda Chitapi said prosecutors had no “ammunition” to support Kunaka’s continued detention, adding that “under the constitution, the attorney general has a duty to perform his duties impartially. and without fear, favour, prejudice or prejudice”.
Kunaka, a prominent Zanu PF member at the height of Robert Mugabe’s rule, was arrested on December 24 last year and charged with ‘inciting participation in a gathering for the purpose of promoting public violence’ following the foiled national protests of December 31, 2020.
He was denied bail by a magistrate’s court judge after prosecutors argued the now opposition activist was likely to flee given his default in another pending case alleging that it was undermining a constitutionally elected government.