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Allan Moyo In Renewed Freedom Bid

Incarcerated student activist Allan Moyo had his bail application at the Harare magistrates court dismissed on the basis that he is of no fixed aboard, the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has said.

Moyo who has spend over 60 days at Chikurubi remand prison approached the Harare Magistrates to apply for bail on changed circumstances.

Following magistrates court ruling against his freedom bid, Moyo will now appeal at the High Court, according to ZLHR.

“ZLHR made 3rd attempt to get student activist Allan Moyo released. He has been in custody since 7 Dec 2020. Application for bail on changed circumstances was dismissed by Magistrate who decided that Alan was of no fixed abode. An appeal will be filed at High Court,” the human rights body said.
Moyo was arrested on 7 December last year after calling for a revolt against President Emmerson Mnangagwa remains in prison as his court records were incorrectly recorded at the Harare Magistrates’ Courts.
The state alleged on 3 July 2020, Moyo incited some commuters at Copacabana bus terminus in Harare by telling them the time to stage a revolt against Mnangagwa’s administration was conducive because the president had failed the people of Zimbabwe.
He was previously denied bail by Harare Magistrate Judith Taruvinga and High Court judge Justice Davison Foroma.
Meanwhile human rights groups have expressed concern over the continued incarceration of Moyo accusing the judiciary of failing to respect his right to bail.
MDC Alliance spokesperson Fadzai Mahere condemned the continued incarceration of Allan Moyo saying it is tantamount to persecution of the student movement.
“Alan Moyo is not a criminal. He is a young Zimbabwean who demands a better future and an accountable Govt. Young Zimbabweans must not be silenced. The Student Movement should not be persecuted,” said Mahere.

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