Jim Kunaka has been charged with subverting a constitutionally elected government and remanded in custody.

A magistrate was told Kunaka was among key organisers of violence which rocked Harare and other cities last week. Kunaka allegedly used his Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp accounts to incite violence between January 14 and 16.

Kunaka unsuccessfully challenged his placement on remand and was remanded in custody to January 31. Kunaka argued that there was no reasonable suspicion warranting his placement on remand.
Prosecutor Mr Shepherd Makonde opposed the application. He said facts presented to the court disclosed that Kunaka broke the law.

The magistrate concurred with the State and advised Kunaka to seek bail at the High Court.