Zimbabwe Prison and Correctional Services (ZPCS) officers are reportedly denying MDC Alliance Spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere, MDC Alliance Chairman Job Sikhala, and journalist Hopewell Chin’ono access to their lawyers. This was revealed by lawyer Douglas Coltart who said the trio is also being denied access to their own food as well.
Colart shared a document from an application made by Chin’ono last year that said they were unconvicted prisoners and they should have access to their own food and their lawyers and said:
Hopewell Chin’ono, Job Sikhala and Fadzayi Mahere are being denied access to their lawyers and to their own food (to which they’re entitled as unconvicted prisoners). Prison authorities are defying a court order we previously obtained on this issue the last time it happened.
The trio was denied bail by the court for different reasons after they were arrested for allegedly tweeting falsehoods by ZRP officers last week.
Source: Douglas Coltart Twitter