July 31 Anti- Zimbabwe Government Protests Convener Denied Bail

Harare- Convener of the planned July 31 anti-Government protests, Jacob Ngarivhume, has been denied bail.

Harare magistrate Mr Trynos Utahwashe today remanded Ngarivhume in custody to August 6, for his routine remand.

Ngarivhume, who is also an opposition politician, appeared before the Harare Magistrates’ Courts yesterday charged with plotting against the Government.

He is being charged together with journalist Hopewell Chin’ono, but they appeared before different magistrates. Prosecution opposed bail in both cases.

Chin’ono and Ngarivhume were charged with incitement to commit public violence or alternatively incitement to participate in a gathering with the intent to promote public violence by posting messages through their Twitter handles between March 1 and July 20, 2020.

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