The High Court has granted Victoria Falls-based activist Pastor Patrick Mugadza US$50 bail after the state had failed to advance compelling reasons for his continued placement on remand.

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

High Court judge Justice Priscilla Chigumba found that the denial of bail by the Magistrates Court  on the basis that Mugadza has a propensity for committing crimes of a similar nature was a misdirection.

Mugadza had been languishing in remand prison for the past 53 days following his arrest by the police after he addressed journalists at a press briefing where he allegedly pronounced that he had received a prophesy of President Robert Mugabe’s death on the 17th of October.

His lawyer Obey Shava said justice has been seen to be done.

Meanwhile, Mugadza was expected to appear before Harare magistrate Mr Lazini Ncube on his other charge of abusing the national flag this Friday afternoon.

He also faces a charge of public nuisance after holding a one man anti-government protest last year.