Captured Judiciary : CCC MPs, Sikhala And Sithole Denied Bail

Crime and Courts Politics Zimbabwe
CCC MPs Sikhala And Sithole Further Detained As State Requests Case Postponement

High Court judge Justice Lucy Mungwari has dismissed CCC legislators, Job Sikhaka and Godfrey Sithole’s bail appeals.

In her ruling, this Thursday, Justice Mungwari said Sikhala, in particular, has a heightened propensity to re-offend even though the Zengeza West MP has been arrested a record 67 times on politically-motivated charges without conviction.

Sikhala and Sithole had approached the higher court appealing against a magistrate’s decision not to grant them bail pending trial, two weeks ago.

They unsuccessfully applied for bail before the Harare magistrates’ courts.

The magistrate ruled that the two MPs were a threat to public security and were likely to re-offend if released on bail.

Sikhala and Sithole are facing charges of incitement to commit violence in Nyatsime following the murder of CCC activist Moreblessing Ali.

Ali’s dismembered remains were discovered in a disused well at a farm in Beatrice, about 10km away from where she was taken.

The prime suspect in her murder, Pius Mukandi, alias Jamba (31), has since been arrested and was remanded in custody.

Source : Pindula News

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