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ZIMDEF SAGA :GANDAWA BACK IN COURT | Higher Education Deputy Minister Godfrey Gandawa yesterday said he was unlawfully arrested, detained and placed on remand on allegations of criminal abuse of office involving the Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund (Zimdef). Gandawa gave notice to make a formal application for referral to the Constitutional Court when he appeared before Harare magistrate Ms Rumbidzai Mugwagwa. In his application filed off record, Gandawa seeks a declaration that his arrest, detention and placement on remand were unconstitutional. He is also demanding back his $500 bail and passport. “The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) does not in terms of the Constitution or the law have the power to arrest and detain suspects,” reads the application. “The Prosecutor-General does not in terms of the Constitution or any other law have the power to order the Commissioner of the Police to arrest any person. Sergeant Chacha, a member of the Zimbabwe Republic Police on
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