Leaders of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association facing charges of undermining the authority of the President and insulting him through a document that asked the 92 year old leader to resign and handover power to a junior have been removed from remand.

Harare magistrate Hosea Mujaya has ruled that the five will now only appear in court when necessary.

Douglas Mahiya, Victor Matemadanda, Headman Moyo, Francis Nhando, and Samuel Bhila celebrated their new found freedom after they were removed from remand today.

Mr Mujaya ruled that it was clear the state is not yet ready to proceed to trial and refused to further remand the matter to a later date to allow the state to put its house in order.

He ordered the state to proceed by way of summons when it is ready.

Zimbabwe’s War Vets fell out of favour with Mugabe’s ruling Zanu PF after they rebelled against the party’s ‘corrupt and incompetent leadership’ which they blame for ‘taking the country back to stone age’.