57 protesters held at Chikurubi Maximum Prison are on their way out with a confirmed at least 34 released last night. ZimEye.com is carrying out a live coverage as they walk out. The whole process began last night at 9pm thanks to legal advocates from the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights; Special thanks has also been made to elder Mr Maimba, the driver who travelled into Harare to pick them up.
High Court Judge Justice Happias Zhou granted Petros Sokole and 56 others bail of $30 each. The 57 who have been in custody since last month, were part of a group who were arrested and charged with pubic violence over the Nera demonstration which took place on 26 August 2016. They had been denied bail at the Magistrates court compelling their lawyer ZLHR member Obey Shava to appeal at the High Court.
Meanwhile Linda Masarira’s urgent application challenging her continued incarceration has been set down for Monday 26 September 2016 at 12 pm before Justice Mangota. ZLHR lawyer Andrew Makoni who filed the application on behalf of Linda who has been in custody for 3 months, is challenging the continued incarceration of Linda, who was supposed to appear before a Mutare magistrate for a default inquiry for a pending case, failure of which led to her denial of bail. The application cites violations of several provisions of section 50 of the Constitution.
Source : ZIMEYE