Senior Court Reporter
Three wives of jailed rapist Robert Martin Gumbura and their alleged five accomplices accused of photographing themselves naked, yesterday notified the court of their intentions to apply for refusal of further remand.Choice Neganje (32), Amadeus Mutakwa (32), Rutendo Sekai Mandiya (28), Pamela Kandawire (27), Runyararo Musvovi (27), Veronica Mbanga (27), Tendai Kwatara (34) and Moreblessing Takawira (35) are facing charges of contravening the Censorship and Entertainment Control Act.
Their matter was referred to the High Court early this year for review of the proceedings.
Through their lawyer Ms Rekai Maposa of Maposa Ndomene and Maramba Legal Practitioners, the women advised the court that they would make the application on the next remand date if the State fails to proceed with their trial.
In response the prosecutor Miss Sharon Mashavira, told the court that the State was still waiting for the record which is under review at the higher court.
The magistrate Mr Tendai Mahwe, remanded the matter to September 30.
On October 21, 2013 Victim Friendly Unit police officers received allegations that abuse of children and women was occurring at Gumbura’s house.