At least 59 people were remanded in custody at the Magistrates Courts in Harare this Monday following the violent protests witnessed last week.

The legal hammer is now hitting hard on those fingered in the violent activities of last week with at least 59 suspects remanded in custody this Monday accused of sprear-heading social uprising in Epworth, Harare.

The suspects are facing charges of looting groceries, destroying private properties, and blocking roads, among other violent acts.

The 59 hooligans, who were represented by Mr Kossum Ncube of the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights all denied the charges being levelled against them, arguing that they were caught in the crossfire while going around their separate businesses on the day.

Meanwhile, MDC Alliance’s Morgan Komichi appeared before the courts today facing allegations of announcing election results prematurely but the case was further deferred to the 24th of January for trial.

On another case, MDC-T’s Warship Dumba is seeking to nullify MDC Alliance’s Samuel Banda as the legitimate member of the National Assembly for Mt Pleasant constituency, accusing him of electoral fraud.

He argues that Banda provided a fake residential address to ZEC that enabled him to contest for the consistency.

The matter has been postponed to the 28th of January.