Sikhala, Chin’ono, Mahere’s ill-treatment continues: Prisons officers defies court order

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Political activist and lawyer, David Coltart has revealed the continued ill-treatment of incarcerated MDC Alliance Spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere, MDC Alliance Chairman Job Sikhala, and journalist Hopewell Chin’ono by the Zimbabwe Prison and Correctional Services (ZPCS) who are allegedly denying them access to their lawyers.

ZPCS has defied the order issued by Magistrate Lazin Ncube to treat these prisoners in a humane manner.

Posting on his Twitter account, Coltart said the trio is also being denied access to their food as well.

“Hopewell Chin’ono, Job Sikhala and Fadzayi Mahere are being denied access to their lawyers and to their own food (to which they’re entitled as unconvicted prisoners).

Prison authorities are defying a court order we previously obtained on this issue the last time it happened,” he said.

The trio was denied bail by the court for different reasons after they were arrested for allegedly tweeting falsehoods by ZRP officers last week.

Source: Bulawayo24



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