JUST IN: Court Denies MDC Alliance Duo Bail

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HARARE – Magistrate Stanford Mambanje has denied MDC Alliance activists Joana Mamombe and Cecilia Chimbiri bail following their arrest on Monday on allegations of undermining police authority.

Mamombe and Chimbiri will remain at Chikurubi Maximum Prison after the magistrate remanded them in custody to 18 February.

The duo was arrested for participating in a protest demanding an end to the imprisonment of political activists and government critics.

In his ruling, magistrate Mambanje said it was not in the interest of justice to release the two from prison, arguing there is little reason to trust the duo that they will not commit offences while on bail.

More details to follow… Hararemetronews

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