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Job Sikhala offered $5 000 bail

by Mandla Ndlovu
15 Jul 2019 at 10:03hrs | Views
MDC Deputy National Job Sikhala was offered $50 000 bail by the state on Monday morning.

Sikhala was however, freed on Z$5,000 bail by a court in Masvingo.

Justice Neville Wamambo at the Masvingo High Court threw out a prosecution request that Sikhala be barred from addressing rallies as part of his bail conditions. The state had also asked the judge to set bail at ZW$50,000.

During bail hearing proceedings at Masvingo High Court the State made a shock request Sikhala be released on $50 000 bail and be barred from addressing any political gatherings.

Commenting on the matter Human Rights activist Dr Pedzisai Ruhanya said, "It is atrocious and utter rubbish that the state as led by Mnangagwa demands that Hon Job Sikhala be released on bail on $50 000 and be refused to address political rallies. These are bail conditions from a HITLER like regime, not a civilised governed. The worst since Rhodes!"

Sikhala was arrested last Tuesday for allegedly subverting a constitutionally elected government.  

Source - Byo24News