By Staff Reporter
JAILED Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) former legislator Job Sikhala’s application for discharge in a case he is being accused of inciting violence has been dismissed.
The application was dismissed together with co accused, opposition Transform Zimbabwe leader Jacob Ngarivhume’s.
The two’s defence hearing will commences on November 20.
“The court after considering the evidence submitted by the State, the court has made this finding.
“The State managed to establish a prima facie case against the accused.
“It was also revealed during trial that the two accused were seen by two people driving towards Nyatsime. Hence there is need for the accused to explain the utterances they made in the video.
“The court is convinced that the State managed to establish a prima facie case.
“The court is dismissing the application made by the accsued for discharge. The accused are put to their defense,” said Magistrate Tafadzwa Miti who dismissed the application.
Sikhala was arrested on the 14th of June last year for allegedly inciting violence to avenge the death of slain CCC activist Moreblessing Ali.
Sikhala was representing Ali’s family as their lawyer.
Since then he has been in pretrial detention and denied bail over and over again.