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The Glenview 29 Trial continued on Thursday 8 November 2012 at the High Court, with the defense team led by Beatrice Mtetwa cross examining the Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Clever Ntini.
The defense counsel challenged the arrest of accused number 11 to number 20 citing that no proper investigations were carried out by the Investigating Officer, illustrating on how Detective Chief Inspector Ntini depended on anonymous in-formants in carrying out his investigations. Ntini repeatedly refused to identify the informants and only identified them as six MDC-T supporters.
Beatrice Mtetwa also questioned the consistency and reliabil-ity of Ntini's informants since he had indicated that his inform-ants were MDC-T supporters which would imply that the in-formants were accomplices to the murder of Petros Mutedza.
On the same note it emerged that Detective Ntini had not fol-lowed the standard procedure of carrying out murder investi-gations which includes:
> following up on alibis,
> conducting an indication parade of the accused,
> Interviewing the accused and
> Keeping records of investigations, (statements and exhib-its) for confirmation sake by the court of which he failed to do so.
The case will resume on Monday 12 November 2012 at the High Court from 1130hrs .