High Court postpones Sikhala bail hearing


Harare (New Ziana)-The High Court on Friday postponed to Monday ,the bail appeal hearing of MDC Alliance deputy national chairperson Job Sikhala who faces charges of inciting public violence.

Sikhala was denied bail by the Harare Magistrate Court last week.
In denying him bail, the Magistrates Court ruled that Sikhala’s behavior before his arrest suggested that if granted bail he was likely to abscond.

Sikhala then approached the High Court to appeal against the decision by the Harare Magistrate court to deny him bail.

His lawyer Harrison Nkomo confirmed the development.

“State only filed its responses to our appeal today. So come Monday all parties have agreed that the matter be held then,” he said.

Sikhala who was arrested last month , stands accused of mobilizing the public, through social media posts, to take part in protests that had been planned for July 31st in spite of a government ban.

The protests were ostensibly intended to register public displeasure over the government’s handling of the economy, but the authorities, citing intelligence indicating foreign involvement, saw them as cover for yet another opposition attempt to unseat constitutional order in the country.
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