Pastor Evan Mawarire had his application for refusal of further remand turned down by Harare magistrate Lucy Mungaru. Mungaru further remanded him in custody to 31 January 2019.
Mawarire was arrested on 16 January on allegations of inciting public violence. He had a further charge of treason added a day later by the police.
He is being represented by prominent human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa. His lawyers will apply for bail at the High Court.