Pride Mkono, the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition Youth Committee Chairperson has been remanded in custody to 29 August 2019. He appeared today at the Harare Magistrates Court around 2:30 pm in a case where the State alleges that he attempted to subvert a constitutionally elected government. Magistrate Mambanji advised him to seek bail at the High Court.
He is currently held at Chikurubhi Maximum Prison and joins Tajamuka leader, Promise Mkwananzi who is facing two counts of similar charges.
Pride presented himself to the police on 15 August 2019 after the police requested to interview him. He was accompanied by his lawyers from the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights who are representing him.
Mkono joins a list of 22 civil society leaders and human rights defenders and opposition leaders who have been charged with subversion since the beginning of the year.
More details to follow….