Crime & Courts

Longest Serving Political Detainee, Alan Moyo Out on Bail

Allan Moyo UZ Student

By Court Reporter

University of Zimbabwe student Alan Moyo, has become one of the longest serving political detainees after spending nearly 80 days in remand pre-trial, was granted bail.

His family was relieved after a High Court judge released him on Rtgs 10 000 bail.
Moyo was arrested in December 2020 for allegedly calling for a revolt against President Emerson Mnangagwa’s government.

The state alleges on July 3, 2020, Moyo , incited commuters at Copacabana Bus Terminus in Harare calling them to revolt against President Mnangagwa’s administration as he had failed the country.

Moyo’s lawyer Obey Shava of the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) said, “We are glad that he is out, but we have put the notice to the court that we are going to challenge his detention, we will fight.”

Moyo has been bidding for freedom since his arrest last year but attempts were futile.

High Court Judge Justice Davison Foroma once denied him bail citing, Moyo had not suggested the nature of the error Magistrate Judith Taruvinga made when she denied him bail.

“For the reason that the applicant does not suggest the nature of the error complained about, the court should be spared the agony of determining the real cause of complaint by declaring at the outset that the ground of appeal is fatally defective,” Foroma said

“I found the applicant’s grounds of appeal to be fatally defective and accordingly dismiss the appeal.”

In his third attempt, the High Court denied him bail arguing Moyo was of ‘no fixed aboard.’

Allan Moyo UZ Student
Robert Tapfumaneyi


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