Update on the Arrest of CiZC Chairperson, Rashid Mahiya

The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights has filed a High Court application seeking the release of Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition Chairperson Rashid Mahiya on bail. 

The Magistrates Court yesterday remanded Mahiya in custody to March 12 and advised him to approach the High Court. Mahiya is being charged with subversion with the State holding him responsible for the violence that ensued during the period January 14 – 16 2019.

The state alleges Mahiya held a series of meetings between December 3 – 6 2018 during which he encouraged NGOs and the general citizenry to engage in acts of sabotage and banditry. Mahiya was arrested on February 26, 2019, after he handed himself to the police

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