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Sikhala granted $25 000 bail


MDC-ALLIANCE deputy chairperson Job Sikhala has been granted$25000 by High Court judge Justice Tawanda Chitapi.

In granting Sikhala bail, Justice Chitapi said Harare Magistrite Ngoni Nduna misdirected himself by denying him bail on the basis that he was likely to commit another offense yet he did not put an effort to find out the offence which he would commit. He was supposed to state offence on which he denied him bail on.

As part of his bail conditions, Sikhala is to continue staying at his St St Marys residence and to report once every week at St Marys police station.

Sikhala is facing similar charges with Hopewell Chin’ono and MDC-A spokesperson Fadzai Mahere of violating section 31(a) (iii) of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act, which they argue was struck off.

Chin’ono was $20 000 bail at the High Court after spending almost three weeks in detention on charges that he contends have no legal force.

Mahere was granted bail at the magistrates’ courts.

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