Guma may appeal as DCEC wins first round

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After the Village Magistrate ruled against Samson Moyo Guma’s application to file more affidavits yesterday, chief magistrate Lenah Oahile-Mokibe gave him until September to decide if he would appeal.

Guma’s lawyers, Moses Kadye and Dick Bayford requested the court to allow them to file more affidavits in response to answering affidavits made by the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC). 

“There are new matters that have since arisen from the replying affidavits, and these need to be dealt with. In the founding affidavits the only issue that was raised by the DCEC was that they are investigating possible bribery and or giving assistance in regards to awarding of a contract.

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