Two opposition MPs from the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC), Job Sikhala and Godfrey Karakadzai Sithole, will serve two more nights in jail after their bail appeal was adjourned in state court on Tuesday.
Prosecutors requested a stay, saying they had not yet filed their response to the request.
The appeal will now be heard on Thursday.
CCC deputy spokesperson Gift Ostallos Siziba gave an update on the case revealing the state’s dirty tactics to frustrate the lawmakers.
“Honourable Job Sikhala and Sithole’s bail hearing was rescheduled for 9am on Thursday at the High Court. The state did not submit its documents, preventing the hearing from proceeding,” said Siziba.
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The duo made the first attempt to hear the appeal last week, but presiding judge Munamato Mutevedzi requested a transcribed recording of the proceedings from the district court.
The judge struck the case out of the docket before the two filed a new motion.
Sikhala and Sithole were arrested on June 14 for inciting public violence during the memorial service for slain CCC activist Moreblessing Ali. They deny the allegations.
Ali was reportedly abducted on May 24 and her mutilated body was found in a disused well on June 11.
A ZANU PF activist, Pius Mukandi alias Jamba, has since been arrested for the murder.