Harare mayor Councillor Jacob Mafume was on Tuesday was granted ZWL$30 000 bail among other conditions, on appeal by the High Court.
Mafume was arrested on 25 November 2020 on allegations of illegally parcelling out residential stands to his sister and secretary.
In a statement on its social media channels soon after Mafume was granted bail, the MDC Alliance (MDC-A) demanded an end to what it called the weaponisation of the law against its members. The statement read:
#BREAKING Mayor @JMafume has been granted bail on appeal by the High Court. We reiterate that his detention & the refusal of bail in the first place were unconstitutional & a clear act of persecution. This weaponization of the law against MDC Alliance members must end.