Senior Resident Magistrates Court has denied bail to Vincent Dzimadzi, 46, who was arrested for allegedly assaulting a minor following a video clip that went viral.
The bail ruling comes following the application by the suspect’s lawyer, Counsel George Henry Kadzakumanja on November 4, 2021.
Senior Resident Magistrate, Joshua Nkhono said the release of the suspect on bail can obstruct justice since the alleged conduct was captured on a video that caused a shock to the public.
Nkhono further says keeping the suspect in custody will help to keep him safe from the public.
However, Counsel Kadzakumanja expressed dissatisfaction with the bail ruling and has expressed interest to appeal the ruling.
The state through the police prosecutor, Inspector Samie Liwonde told the court that they are satisfied with the bail ruling and are ready to parade their witnesses.
Meanwhile, Senior Resident Magistrate Joshua Nkhono has set December 3, 2021, for hearing.