Lawmakers Job Sikhala and Godfrey Sithole who have been in prison since June on allegations of inciting public violence, have been denied bail again after Harare Magistrate Feresi Chakanyuka ruled that nothing had changed.
Sikhala and Sithole had applied for bail on changed circumstances after their initial bail request was turned down.
Magistrate Chakanyuka said, “Nothing has been placed before the court to prove that what the two had been denied bail for initially has been addressed. Passage of time cannot be used as an excuse to be granted bail.”
Sikhala and Sithole were arrested on June 14 over a speech he allegedly gave over the death of slain CCC activist, Moreblessing Ali, whose mutilated body was found in a well 18 days after she went missing.
Opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) has claimed ‘political persecution’ of their members