MDC Alliance Kuwadzana East legislator Charlton Hwende appeared before Harare Magistrate Rumbidzayi Mugwagwa facing charges of subverting a constitutionally elected government and was remanded in custody to the 20th of March.

He was advised to apply for bail at the High Court.

Kuwadzana East legislator Charlton Hwende

He is being represented by Harrison Nkomo and claims he was unlawfully arrested while aboard a plane and his passport was taken before it was stamped by immigration officials.