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Two violent Harare bouncers granted bail after one month in prison

Two Harare bouncers, Gideon Sanyangore, 32, and Blessing Kumunda, 36, currently in the courts on attempted murder charges, have been granted ZWL100 000 bail each by the High Court.

The two, who were arrested before New Year’s day after allegedly causing chaos at Pabloz Night Club, Sam Levy Village, Harare on Boxing Day by refusing to leave the club which was about to close for the day.

The court heard that the two refused to vacate the premises and instead started pushing the security guards out of the night club while threatening them with knives.

“When they were out of the club, the two assaulted the guards, with Kumunda pulling a knife and trying to stab them,” said prosecutors.

Wilson Kaminyu, one of the complainants, who was about to be stabbed in the stomach grabbed the knife and sustained deep cuts across his four left hand fingers.

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The two were arrested after video clips of the incident captured on CCTV went viral on social media. They were charged with attempted murder.

After being denied bail by Harare magistrate Stanford Mambanje, the accused persons approached the upper court where they were, on 30 January 2023, granted freedom.

They were ordered to deposit ZWL100 000 as bail with the Clerk of Court at the Harare Magistrates Court, continue to reside at their given address until the matter is finalised and not to interfere with witnesses.

They were also advised to surrender their passports to the clerk of court.

They will report once every Friday to the police.

They are expected back in court on the 15th of February.