The MDC – Alliance Trio of MP Joana Mamombe, Cecilia Chimbiri and Netsai Marova has been denied bail.
The trio are facing charges of faking an abduction and falsfying a police report.
In opposing bail, Magistrate Bianca Makwande said she was satisfied that the state had evidence confirming that the three girls faked their abduction.
They have been further remanded in custody to June 26.
MDC Alliance spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere described the denial of bail by the state for the abducted and tortured MDC Alliance trio is a travesty of justice.
Speaking to online publication ZimEye shortly after magistrate Bianca Makwande ruled that the girls be remanded in custody to June 26, Mahere revealed that the MDC Alliance trio have been denied food since their arrest on Friday.
“….no woman should be victimised simply for reporting injustices pepetrated at the hands of the state… the women are being victimised for speaking out… the police are supposed to protect its citizens not vice versa.. We will obviously appeal..
It is however disheartening that the girls have not been allowed access to food since Friday and they have not eaten anything… it is obvious that they are being victimised…”