The state argued it needed to seek consent from the Attorney General to proceed with the trial.
Alan is being represented by Simelizwe Mguni of R. Ndlovu and Company.
Allegations against him are that last Saturday night at Gwanda District Club in the presence of state security agents, he called President Robert Mugabe an idiot who was responsible for the country’s woes.
Alan is being charged with undermining the authority or insulting the President and for overstaying. He was supposed to have returned to South Africa on Christmas Eve.
Under Zimbabwe’s draconian laws it is an offence to undermine or insult the person of the President.