(Last Updated on March 12, 2021 by GERALD NCUBE)
HARARE – Magistrate Vongai Muchuchuti yesterday denied bail to MDC Alliance activists Joana Mamombe and Cecilia Chimbiri, ruling that the duo was likely to commit further offences.
The duo was recently arrested for breaching Covid-19 regulations after they held a press conference demonstrating against the imprisonment of political activists.
Commentators have observed that the two are being targeted for persecution since other people including Constitutional expert Professor Lovemore Madhuku and opposition activist Netsai Marova were not arrested despite attending the same conference.
Mamombe and Chimbiri have two other pending trials where they are accused of faking their abductions and insulting police officers.