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Bennett: Let the law take its course
Posted: Friday, October 16, 2009

EDITOR — So many things have been said and a lot is still being said, some of it sub judice, about MDC-T treasurer-general Roy Bennett's court case.

Let us all allow the law to take its course please.

What Bennett is going through is a clear court process that should be allowed to run its course.

If MDC-T and its functionaries want to walk their talk of good governance, democracy and the rule of law, this is the time they must zip up their mouths and allow the courts to determine Bennett's case.

It is a point of law that Bennett be behind bars when his trial starts and if his lawyers think otherwise, they must apply for bail at the High Court. Any lawyer worth his salt surely knows that this is the procedure.

This is the time for all Zimbabweans to show that the rule of law is upheld in this country and that law demands that Bennett be tried for the charges he is facing.

Let's not rubbish our judiciary to appease Westerners who have not made it a secret that Bennett is their kith and kin.

Everyone and virtually all of us should be prepared to go through what Bennett is going through, if we break the law, because that is what the law says.

Nomsa Mupere.
University of Zimbabwe.

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