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Thursday, July 27, 2017

  Lawyers for the remanded business tycoon, Yusufally Manji, have filed an application at the High Court seeking release on bail of their client.

Manji has been remanded pending hearing of economic and national security charges levelled by the state against him. He is accused of being found in illegal possession of military uniform fabrics worth over Sh200 million.n the application filed at the Court through his lawyers Peter Kibatala and Joseph Thadayo, Manji is asking the higher authority to nullify a certificate to deny him bail presented by the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).
According to the application number 113 of 2017, Manji wants to be granted bail on health grounds claiming that he is suffering from heart disease.The application was mentioned today before Judge Isaya Arufani where theIt is alleged that on June 30, this year at Chang’ombe A area in Temeke District, jointly and together, all accused persons were found by a police officer in possession of 35 bundles of fabric used for uniforms of the Tanzania People’s Defence Forces (TPDF), worth Sh192.5million, which were unlawfully acquired.
Manji and his co-accused persons were also charged with a similar count of being found with eight bundles of the same materials valued Sh44 million.
It was further alleged that on June 30, this year, at the same area, the accused persons were found in unlawful possession of TDPF stamps bearing different addresses without lawful authority.



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