MDC Alliance deputy national chairperson Job “Wiwa” Sikhala will on Wednesday take his bid for freedom to the High Court after a magistrate denied him bail last week.
Sikhala was arrested last month in the Harare western suburb of Tynwald North in Hollywood movie-style on allegations of inciting public violence.
In a statement on their social media channels, the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) revealed that the firebrand Zengeza West MP’s bail appeal is set to be heard and determined today. The statement read:
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We continue with efforts to secure freedom for Zengeza West MP Hon. Job Sikhala and today at High Court in Harare, our bail appeal is scheduled to be heard and determined.
Hon. Sikhala represented by [the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights] has been detained at Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison since he was arrested in August on charges of inciting people to commit public violence through staging protests.
Sikhala was denied bail by Harare Magistrate Lazini Ncube last Thursday.
Magistrate Ncube remanded Sikhala in custody to 17 September for routine remand.
Sikhala is being represented by Advocate Eric Matinenga, Jeremiah Bhamu and Harrison Nkomo.