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Student Activist Allan Moyo Finally Tastes Freedom

Zimbabwe National Students Union (ZINASU) member and University of Zimbabwe student Allan Moyo has been freed on Z$10 000 bail by the High Court after 73 days of incarceration without trial.

Moyo was freed after successfully making a second application at the High Court following his first bid was quashed by Justice David Foroma two weeks ago. The student leader is facing charges of incitement to commit public violence that got him arrested on December 7 last year.

Moyo was remanded in custody after the Magistrates Court condemned him for allegedly calling for a revolt against President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government.

He was represented by Obey Shava of the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights.

The State alleges that Moyo incited commuters at Harare’s Copacabana bus terminus by telling them that the time to stage a revolt against Mnangagwa’s administration was now favourable as he had failed the people of Zimbabwe.

Moyo has also made an application before the same court seeking to compel the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services to improve conditions at Harare Remand Prison where he is currently detained, including providing personal protective equipment (PPE) to prison officers and inmates. Nhau/Indaba

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