Two notorious bouncers who made headlines after a violent confrontation at Pabloz Night Club in Borrowdale, Harare, last year by attacking patrons were released on bail by the High Court on Monday after a month’s imprisonment.
Gideon Sanyangore, 32, and Blessing Kumunda, 36, had been languishing in custody since December 30.
The two, who are well-known for their aggressive antics, were charged with attempted murder but the magistrates’ court denied them bail. Several accusations of assault and acts of public violence have also been made against them.
On Monday, Sanyangore and Kumunda heaved a sigh of relief when High Court Judge Justice Lucy Mungwari granted the two ZW$100 000 bail each following a successful bail appeal.
According to New Zimbabwe, Justice Mungwari ordered the duo to continue residing at their given addresses, to surrender their passports, and not to interfere with State witnesses.
The two violent bouncers were arrested after a video of them assaulting patrons and attempting to stab the private security guards at Pabloz went viral on social media.
Another viral video shows Sanyangore slapping a patron at Mashwede in Glen View hard after splashing him with alcohol.
The two are also being prosecuted for several assaults and acts of public violence that they participated in at most entertainment events by force-manning entrances and extorting gate fees.
Their first appeal for bail at the High Court was struck off the roll after their lawyer failed to turn up for the hearing.
The State submitted that there was no communication from the lawyer before pushing for the matter to be struck off the roll.
This meant the notorious bouncers had to launch a fresh bail application while enduring more time behind bars.