The complainant in the alleged r#pe case against PHD Ministries church leader Walter Magaya has introduced fresh issues and the state has referred the docket back to the police station for further investigations.
The defence team challenged the further postponement of the proceedings on the basis that during the last hearing on the 15th of September the state had made an undertaking to provide a trial date.
Representing the state, Sebastian Mutizirwa, however, said the promise had been made as the docket had been sent to the prosecutor general when it was complete until the complainant raised fresh issues which require further investigations.
Appearing for the defence, Everson Chatambudza and Admire Rubaya, notified the court of an intention to file for refusal of further remand on the next remand date and sought for relaxation of Magaya’s bail reporting conditions.
They requested that he report once every month or fortnight as opposed to reporting once weekly.
Harare magistrate Ms Bianca Makwande said she will consider relaxation of bail proceedings on the next remand