Zimbabwe activists denied bail

Harare - Seven Zimbabwean opposition activists arrested earlier this week for protesting against the government are to remain in custody after prosecutors appealed against their bail, an attorney told AFP on Saturday.

Prosecutors invoked a controversial section of the penal code that allows the state to appeal a bail ruling even after it is granted by the court.

"They were asked to pay US$300 bail each, but the state invoked section 121 of the criminal procedure and evidence act," said the lawyer, Obey Shava.

The group were detained after demonstrations on Monday.

Riot police in the capital Harare used batons to break up protests by activists from the opposition Movement for Democratic Change demanding President Robert Mugabe deliver on his pre-election promise to create two million jobs.

The protest came as leaders from the Southern African Development Community - a 15-member regional bloc - met in the resort town of Victoria Falls for an annual summit, where Mugabe was appointed chairperson.

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Interesting Thought 2014-08-23 11:14:57 PM
The soon to be South Africa will follow.
William Ronga 2014-08-24 12:12:41 AM
Vote mad BOB in for another 5 years
John Greystoke 2014-08-24 01:42:41 AM
Should Bob not have died long ago? This guy is like a tick, never lets go!
Bradly Minnaar 2014-08-24 05:21:12 AM
Shamocracy.
Utopian Indigent 2014-08-24 07:12:26 AM
But EFF leader mr. Malema wants us to follow Zimbabwe.
Swaran Singh 2014-08-24 07:45:26 AM
The court grants bail, they pay it and then the state overrides it. Shocking.
Changamire Chitsere 2014-08-24 08:08:17 AM
They should have tortured them first, any way 5 days in remand is enough time for tb to start its work. Viva Cde Mugabe, viva zanupf, viva
Augustine Zingwe 2014-08-24 09:27:52 AM
Pre-independence scenarios replaying!
Changamire Chitsere 2014-08-24 01:05:57 PM
Nehanda Nyakasikana was hung by the colonialists for refusing to move from her ancestral lands. What the colonialists didnt know was that they had killed a spirit medium of the country, in her last words she said her bones shall rise and the children of Gokomere shall take back every inch of land taken by the colonialsts. Today they cry that we are wrong for taking our land but they forget or maybe they want us to forget that Nehanda 's spirit needs to rest peacefully in land of our ancestors. Cde Mugabe he is a messenger delivering what is ours , fullfiling the prophecies of our ancestors who have led our people for thousands of years and will continue to do so in whatever world we live or whatever enemy we have in our land.
Changamire Chitsere 2014-08-24 01:06:06 PM
Nehanda Nyakasikana was hung by the colonialists for refusing to move from her ancestral lands. What the colonialists didnt know was that they had killed a spirit medium of the country, in her last words she said her bones shall rise and the children of Gokomere shall take back every inch of land taken by the colonialsts. Today they cry that we are wrong for taking our land but they forget or maybe they want us to forget that Nehanda 's spirit needs to rest peacefully in land of our ancestors. Cde Mugabe he is a messenger delivering what is ours , fullfiling the prophecies of our ancestors who have led our people for thousands of years and will continue to do so in whatever world we live or whatever enemy we have in our land.