A Harare Magistrate has reserved a ruling in a bail hearing case for opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) Members of Parliament (MPs) for Zengeza West and Chitungwiza North, in that order, Job Sikhala and Godfrey Sithole of Chitungwiza North.
The duo was arrested last week in connection with the violence that erupted in Nyatsime, Chitungwiza at a memorial service of slain CCC activist, Moreblessing Ali with authorities accusing the two of inciting the violence.
They were brought to court on Monday in leg irons, accused of inciting violence in Nyatsime.
Prosecutors Michael Reza, Chris Mutangadura and Lovemore Masuku allege that Sikhala, who is also the Ali family lawyer, urged Zimbabweans to avenge Ali’s murder.
Sithole is charged with participating in inciting violence and arranging lorries which allegedly transported CCC activists who attacked the homes of ZANU PF supporters.
Both denied the charges through defence lawyers Jeremiah Bamu and Alec Muchadehama who said the charges against their clients were a creation by the state.
Bamu last week said that Sikhala is not the one who posted the video in which he is alleged to have incited violence and that he did not utter any statements inciting violence.