When and how can be applied for (Zimbabwe)

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X can make an oral application for bail at any time to a magistrate before whom he is appearing. A written application for bail must be in the form of a petition and must be accompanied by a copy of the document authorizing the detention of the applicant or an affidavit that a copy is denied. All such applications must be disposed of without undue delay: s 117A(3) CPEA.

It is provided in s 117A(10) that for the purposes of a bail application, X is not entitled to have access to any information, record or document relating to the offence in question that is contained in the police docket.

Zimbabwe Criminal Defense Manual

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