By Thulani Ncube
Thirty nine year old Vikas Mavhudzi who was arrested on the 24th of February this year for posting a message on Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s facebook wall, was on Wednesday denied bail by a court in Bulawayo.
Mugabe’s regime accuses Mavhudzi of ‘subversion’ after he expressed support for the protests in Egypt that led to the resignation of long time ruler Hosny Mubarak as president.
‘I am overwhelmed … What happened in Egypt is sending shockwaves to dictators around the world. No weapon but unity of purpose worth emulating, hey,’ Mavhudzi wrote.
State prosecutor Jeremiah Mutsindikwa, said Mavhudzi had ‘unlawfully’ suggested to Tsvangirai ‘the taking over or attempt to take over the government by unconstitutional means or usurping the functions of the government.’
The magistrate’s dismissed his bail application on the basis that public security was a consideration and that ‘what happened in Egypt is a reality.’ Mavhudzi’s lawyer, Lizwe Jamela, said he planned to apply for bail at the High Court.