Harare West Member of Parliament, Honourable Joana Mamombe and Chimbiri have been denied bail by Harare Magistrate Mambanje.

The duo  are set to return to Chikurubi Maximum Prison and stay in custody till February 18.

According to Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, the magistrate said it is not in the interests of justice to release them from prison.

The Magistrate also said there is little reason to trust the duo that they will not commit offences while on bail.

According to ZLHR the MDC officials’ arrest was to link them to the demonstration that took place the same day when Job Sikhala was released on bail.

Hower, ZLHR says after the MDC officials denied the allegations, the police officers then “cooked up” other allegations.