HARARE – Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu) president, Takudzwa Ngadziore was today denied bail by Harare Magistrate Judith Taruvinga citing that he (Ngadziore) is a threat to public safety and has the propensity to continue committing the same offence.
His matter has been remanded to 5 October.
The student leader was handed over to the police after being assulted by state security agents while addressing the journalists near Impala Car Rental premises. He was 101 meters away from the premises.
He appeared in court on Friday before Magistrate Taruvinga reserved the ruling to today.
The court denied him bail stating that “the accused person undermines the bail system and public security.”
Magistrate Taruvinga added the ” it did not require a rocket scientist to prove that the accused has shown propensity to continue committing the same offence.”
Ngadziore had been given as part of his first bail conditions to not be seen within 100 meters of the car rental company.
He had been initially arrested for protesting against Impala Car Rental after it emerged that one of their cars was used in the abduction and torture of Tawanda Muchehiwa.
Ngadziore’s lawyer, Webster Jiti argued that his client had the right to demonstrate and petition as enshrined in the Constitution and also that his client did not breach the previous bail conditions as he held the press conference more than 100 meters away from Impala Car Rental premises.