By Kudakwashe Vhenge.
Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe ARTUZ President Obert Masaraure appeared in Harare Magistrates Court 6 today at 0830hrs on treason charges.
State applied for postponement of the matter to 31 March 2020, claiming they will be ready to indict the case to the High Court.
However, Masaraure represented by Jeremiah Bhamu argued against the long remand and the magistrate obliged to make a ruling at 1415hrs today.
The case has dragged since January last year in a delay by the state to bring our Masaraure to trial.
Masaraure first appear in court on January 19 last 2019 and on the last ruling in December of the same year, the State said it needed more time to investigate.
Masaraure who was arrested after the January 2019 protests alleges that he was abducted on 18 January, severely tortured and dumped at police station by security State agents
He was latter charged with treason.