Newsday reports that Jacob Mafume is supposed to be in quarantine after three inmates, he was sharing the same cell with succumbed to COVID-19.

This was revealed by Mafume’s lawyer Tendai Biti while applying for the postponement of hearing for bail set for yesterday.

Biti told the court that Mafume was supposed to be quarantined on a medical doctor’s recommendation after three of his cellmates succumbed to COVID-19.

Following the doctor’s recommendations, Mafume did not attend court yesterday.

Mafume was granted $40 000 bail at the High Court last Friday on a charge of attempting to bribe a key witness.

Mafume reportedly fell sick while on remand prison, and had to call a private doctor to assess his condition.