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Job Sikhala denied bail..Magistrate says he is an unrepentant criminal

by Mandla Ndlovu
23 Nov 2022 at 18:12hrs | Views
Citizens' Coalition for Change (CCC) Member of Parliament (MP), Job Sikhala was denied bail again by a Harare magistrate in a case where he stands accused of inciting public violence and defeating the course of justice following the death of slain CCC activist, Moreblessing Ali.

Giving a ruling, magistrate Tafadzwa Miti dismissed Zengeza West latest bail application, saying 63 arrests previously show that he is an incorrigible and unrepentant criminal.

Miti said Sikhala has a propensity to commit crimes, having been arrested many times for similar behaviour.

Commenting on the ruling CCC leader Nelson Chamisa said on Twitter: BAIL DENIED AGAIN.. Injustice & oppression are tools of the weak  losing.Hon @JobSikhala1is innocent,a political prisoner being victimized for politics. In #ANewGreatZimbabwe no citizen shall be persecuted for being politically different.Bail is a constitutional right! #FreeWiwa

Sikhala's co-accused Godfrey Sithole was granted ZW$50 000 a week ago by a local magistrate.

The MP has been trying to secure bail with no luck since his arrest in June this year.

Source - Byo24News