State drops part of prison ARV challenge

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The stage has been set for a grinding legal battle between the government and a Zimbabwean inmate over provision of anti-retroviral drugs, after the State withdrew its application to appeal a High Court ruling on procedure granted recently in favour of the prisoner.

Gift Mwale, who is currently serving a 10-year sentence for robbery and buys the lifesaving drugs from his pocket, was last week given a chance by High Court Judge Key Dingake to file supplementary papers in his suit demanding that government either free him or provide him with the ARVs.

It was the second technical victory for Mwale after the supplementary papers were struck off when his attorneys, Friday Leburu and Kabo Motswagole, failed to pass them through the Commissioner of Oath for signing.

Editor's Comment
A step in the right direction

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