(Last Updated on February 10, 2021 by GERALD NCUBE)
HARARE – The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has launched another bid to secure freedom for University of Zimbabwe student, Allan Moyo who has been detained for more than 60 days for allegedly calling for a revolt against President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration.
It is alleged that on 3 July 2020, Moyo, 23, incited people at Copacabana bus terminus in Harare to stage a revolt against Mnangagwa’s government as it had failed the nation.
He was then arrested on 7 December 2020 and was subsequently denied bail by magistrate Judith Taruvinga and High Court judge Justice Davison Foroma.
Lawyers will now file for another bail appeal at the High Court following the dismissal of his latest bail application at the magistrate courts on the basis he was “of no fixed abode.”
“ZLHR made 3rd attempt to get student activist Allan Moyo released. He has been in custody since 7 Dec 2020. Application for bail on changed circumstances was dismissed by Magistrate who decided that Alan was of no fixed abode. An appeal will be filed at High Court,” said the human rights lawyers organisation.
ZLHR further said they were worried about his health particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Through his lawyer, Moyo also applied demanding authorities to improve the prison condition, arguing that they were exposing prisoners to Covid-19.
Human rights defenders have condemned his arrest.