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High Court Rejects Job Sikhala's Bail Appeal, No Reasons Were Given

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Wed, 04 Jan 2023 15:29:17 GMT
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High Court Rejects Job Sikhala's Bail Appeal, No Reasons Were Given

High Court judge Justice Samuel Deme on Wednesday rejected a fresh bail appeal by jailed Zengeza West MP Job Sikhala (MDC Alliance).

Sikhala has been in jail since his arrest on 14 June 2022 on charges of inciting public violence.

He was arrested after violent protests at the memorial service for slain Moreblessing Ali, a Chitungwiza Municipality employee linked to CCC whose body was found in a disused well in Nyatsime.

Justice Deme threw out Sikhala’s bail appeal without giving reasons.

He said the full reasons for the court decision would be made available in due course.

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Sikhala has successively been denied bail by both the Magistrates Court and High Court on grounds that he would re-offend, as he has on many occasions been arrested on similar allegations but has never been convicted.

The CCC vice chairman claims his arrests are politically motivated as he has been a vocal critic of successive ZANU PF-led governments over the past two decades.

In fact, Sikhala has been arrested more than 60 times and has never been convicted.



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