… as Sikhala spends more days in Chikurubi
HARARE – The state has postponed the case for the thirteen Harare residents, including MDC-Alliance Spokesperson, Fadzai Mahere, to 24 September 2020 as it was not ready to proceed with the matter on the day.
The 13 were arrested on 31 July and charged with participating in a gathering with the intention to promote public violence and unnecessary movement during government enforced lockdown.
Mahere and the other 12 residents staged a protest demanding an end to corruption and also that Hopewell Chin’ono and Jacob Ngarivhume be released from prison.
However, the Prosecutor, Michael Reza, was not available on Friday and the matter could not proceed.
In another case, Zengeza West MP, Hon. Job Sikhala will spend more days at Chikurubi Maximum Prison after Justice Ndewere said she will hand down her ruling on Tuesday 22 September.
Sikhala has been at Chikurubi since 21 August and is facing charges of inciting public violence after he supported the anti-corruption demonstrations that were planned for the 31st of July.
He was denied bail by magistrate Lazini, who said Sikhala was a “flight risk.”
Meanwhile young activist and ZINASU President, Takudzwa Ngadziore was heavily assulted by unidentified men while he was addressing a press conference 101m away from Impala Car Rental.
Journalists were also assulted and had their equipment confiscated. One of the vehicles used by the assailants was identified to belong to a police officer based in Mbàre.
The ZINASU President was recently arrested for protesting against the rental car after it emerged that one of their cars was used in the abduction of Tawanda Muchehiwa.