Ethiopian languishes in jail


AN ETHIOPIAN arrested in Bulawayo in April for illegal entry and stay in Zimbabwe, has been locked up in remand cells pending his trial set for today.


Gethune Gatiso of number 60 Hosana Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has not been formally charged.

On Thursday he appeared before Bulawayo magistrate, Takundwa Witness Mtetwa, who remanded him in custody to July 1.

The court heard that on April 28, detectives based at the Bulawayo Central Police Station were on patrol when they heard that Gatiso had entered the country without travel documents. They were advised that he was in the Bulawayo central business district.

Gatiso was arrested at Corner 4th Avenue and Fort Street in Bulawayo after detectives had asked him to produce his documents and he had failed.