(Last Updated on February 17, 2021 by GERALD NCUBE)
HARARE – Incarcerated University of Zimbabwe student activist, Allan Moyo will spend at least one more night in detention after his second bail appeal hearing failed to kick off today as scheduled.
High Court judge Justice Webster Chinamora deferred the hearing of the matter following claims by the State that it had neither read the appeal papers nor filed a response.
The State requested for the matter to be postponed to Friday, but Justice Chinamora refused the request ordering the Prosecuting team to file their responses by Thursday at 12pm while the arguments will also be heard the same day at 2pm.
Moyo (23) has been in custody for over 70 days now following his arrest on 7 December accused of inciting people to revolt against Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government.
This is the second High Court appeal by the student’s lawyers. They recently had their second application for bail at the magistrate’s court quashed on the basis that Allan Moyo was a person of no fixed abode.
Obey Shava, representing the student had approached the courts to apply for bail based on changed circumstances.