The High Court will give its determination over the bail application by Victoria Falls-based activist Pastor Patrick Mugadza this Friday after hearing arguments from the applicant and the state.

Mugadza is facing charges of insulting President Mugabe after allegedly predicting his death at a press briefing.

Mugadza will spend another night in custody at Harare Central Remand Prison after Justice Priscilla Chigumba indicated she will hand down her ruling on his application for bail this Friday.

Mugadza is represented by Obey Shava from the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights and is arguing against the state’s position that he has a propensity for committing offences of a similar nature.

His charges stem from an incident where he told journalists that he had received a prophecy that the President will die on the 17th of October.

He has pending charges of abusing the national flag and one of public nuisance after holding a one man anti-government protest last year.

The state represented by Editor Mavuto maintained that Mugadza is not fit for bail.

His lawyer Shava said the state’s reliance on the ground that his client has a propensity of committing a similar crime was misplaced as Mugadza had never been convicted of a first schedule offence while on bail.