CITIZENS Coalition for Change (CCC) Zengeza West legislator Job Sikhala’s application for refusal of further remand in a case he is accused of falsifying information has been dismissed.
Sikhala is facing charges of communicating falsehoods prejudicial to the state after he claimed that a police officer used a baton stick to beat to death a baby strapped on its mother’s back in Harare last year.
He made an application for refusal of further remand arguing that the trial date set for the 21st of November was too far before demanding to be tried within two weeks.
Harare Regional Magistrate Stanford Mambanje however dismissed the application noting that it had no merit since as the State did not delay to give the accused a trial date.
Meanwhile, the trial of CCC activists Joana Mamombe and Cecilia Chimbiri who are accused of faking abduction continued this Monday with the State submitting a network video recorder which holds critical evidence that places the accused in Harare at a time they claimed to have been abducted.