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Three wives of jailed rapist Robert Martin Gumbura and their alleged five accomplices accused of photographing themselves naked, will have to remain on remand for a while pending the outcome of their case at the High Court.

Choice Neganje (32), Amadeus Mutakwa (32), Rutendo Sekai Mandiya (28), Pamela Kandawire (27), Runyararo Musvovi (27), Veronica Mbanga (27), Tendai Kwatara (34) and Moreblessing Takawira (35) are facing charges of contravening the Censorship and Entertainment Control Act. Their matter was referred to the High Court early this year for review of the proceedings.

The group yesterday appeared before the magistrate Mr Milton Serima, who remanded them to January 30 with the consent from both counsels. The prosecutor Miss Sharon Mashavira, told the court that they could not proceed with the matter as they were still waiting for the record, which was under review at the higher court.

They are being represented by Ms Rekai Maposa of Maposa, Ndomene and Maramba Legal Practitioners.

On October 21, 2013 Victim Friendly Unit police officers received reports that abuse of children and women was occurring at Gumbura’s house.

The following day they went to the house to conduct a search at the premises. Police said they found 16 pornographic Ds and 57 photographs of all the accused persons posing naked. The pictures were taken to the Censorship and Entertainment Board for its opinion.

The chairman of Board of Censors, Mr Herbert Malaba, concluded that 49 of the pictures were indecent and obscene.

He said they were to be rejected, banned and prohibited.

Source : The Herald