MDC Alliance national vice chairperson, Job Sikhala who is facing charges of inciting public violence will spend another night in prison after his bail ruling was deferred to this Tuesday.
This comes after state witness Detective Assistant Inspector Victor Mukohwa who took to the Witness stand at the request of the accused said Sikhala is not a good candidate for bail since he has two other pending cases which are under investigation.
Evidence from video clips of the alleged crime were also produced with the investigating officer telling the court that Sikhala was supposed to avail himself to the police not through his legal representative.
Sikhala was arrested last week on allegations of inciting the public violence through illegal demonstrations.
However, Sikhala is opposing the allegations saying they are based on speculation.
In his ruling, Magistrate Lazini Ncube deferred the matter to this Tuesday to allow other witnesses to testify.
It is the state’s case that from the first of March to 21st of this month, Sikhala called on Zimbabweans to stage violent demonstrations against the government before being arrested in Harare after going into hiding.
Meanwhile, in another court case unrepentant serial fraudster Betty Makura appeared in court on allegations of fraud involving 60 thousand United States dollars.
Circumstances that led to her latest court appearance are that in 2016 together Makura and an accomplice who is still at large hatched a plan to defraud unsuspecting home seekers.
It is alleged that Makura advertised a residential stand number 518 in the Grange purporting to be the owner of the property, with a potential client paying 60 thousand United States dollars through Skyran properties.
Makura was identified by the complainant on Saturday when she appeared in court on another matter.