Dudu Manhenga’s bail application deferred


HARARE – Jailed Afro-Jazz diva Dudu Tracy Manhenga’s High Court bail application pending appeal has been deferred to Tuesday after State lawyers requested for the submission of transcribed records from the magistrates’ courts, original notice of appeal and proper paging of the transcript.

Manhenga had earlier on filed a notice of appeal at Harare Magistrates’ Courts against the 18-month-prison-term for culpable homicide and driving without a licence but it was dismissed.

When her application was thrown out by the magistrate court, she appealed to the High Court where Justice Hlekani Mwayera deferred the bail application to next week Tuesday.

In her bail application, Manhenga argued that she was able to stand trial after three years after committing the crime.

She argues that she is a law abiding person who has no intention of fleeing especially since she had made herself available for sentencing after her conviction.

The songstress, who is a trainee pastor, hit the now deceased, motor cyclist Graham Martin in Mabelreign, Harare in March 2010.

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