Senior Court Reporter
CCC members Job Sikhala and Godfrey Sithole, charged with obstructing the course of justice, lost their fresh bail bid under changed circumstances after a Harare magistrate dismissed their application.
Harare magistrate Mrs Feresi Chakanyuka dismissed the duo’s application after noting no changed circumstances from June 17 when their first bail application was also dismissed.
Sikhala and Sithole, through their lawyers Mr Jeremiah Bamu and Ms Beatrice Mtetwa had mounted a fresh bail bid based on fluxion of time.
They had also argued that ZimLive had written a letter confirming that Sikhala had not posted a video on the Online platform.
The two had also told the court that there were other people who were arrested for causing the violence that occurred in Nyatsime following the killing of Moreblessing Ali.
In their application, they had argued that some owners of the trucks that the State alleges were hired by Sithole were also arrested in connection with the violence.
The State led by Mr Lancelot Mutsokoti had opposed the application.