Bail application for Pride Mkono set for tomorrow

The bail application hearing for Pride Mkono, the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition Youth Chairperson, is set for tomorrow, Wednesday 21 August 2019 at 9AM (Court F). On 17 August he was denied bail at the Harare Magistrate Court after he appeared before Magistrate Mambanji facing charges of subversion.

He was remanded in custody to 29 August 2019 and advised to seek bail at the High Court. He is represented by Moses Nkomo of the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights.

Pride is currently held at Chikurubhi Maximum Prison. He joins a list of 22 civil society leaders and human rights defenders and opposition leaders who have been charged with subversion since the beginning of the year. Others facing similar charges include:CiZC Chairperson Rashid Mahiya, Japhet Moyo and Peter Mutasa of ZCTU, Obert Masaraure (ARTUZ), Evan Mawarire of #ThisFlag, Rita Nyampinga (FEMPRIST), Sithabile Dewa (WALPE), George Makoni (CCDZ), Tatenda Mombeyarara (Citizens Manifesto), Gamuchirai Mukura (COTRAD), Frank Mpahlo (TIZ), Farirai Gumbonzvanda (Rosaria Memorial Trust) and Promise Mkwananzi of Tajamuka.

Source: Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition