Zengeza West MP Honourable Job Sikhala will remain detained at Chikurubi Maximum Prison after Justice Chitapi reserved handing down on his ruling to Monday 1 February.

Sikhala was represented by Harrison Nkomo and Paida Saurombe who managed to persuade High Court Judge Davison Foroma to grant prominent independent journalist Hopewell Chinono bail.

Job Sikhala has been in custody since January 9 when he was arrested and charged with communicating or publishing falsehoods about a baby who was allegedly killed by a police officer.

Fadzayi Mahere and Hopewell Chinono were arrested for the same issue however, they have been granted bail after the Zimbabwe Lawyers For Human Rights convinced the magistrates to grant the duo bail.