MDC MP Kuwadzana East Charlton Hwende denied the Twitter account he would use to incite Zimbabweans to revolt against the government.
The legislator would have sent messages on his Twitter account between December 28 and 31, last year would have incited people to oust the Emmerson Mnangagwa government.
Hwende's lawyer, Harrison Nkomo, yesterday told the court that the Twitter account does not belong to Hwende and also stated that the alleged statements do not constitute a crime.
"The state has no evidence to say that the Twitter account belongs to the accused person and we are denying the charges because the account does not belong to them regardless of whether the alleged statements constitute a crime," said Nkomo .
Representing the State, Sebastian Mutizirwa argued that Hwende put messages into agitation to overthrow a constitutionally elected government.
"The conduct of the state is not provided for in the Constitution, the results of its messages have been seen through chaos throughout the country and we have all witnessed what happened in January," said Mutizirwa.
The posts of Hwende are said to encourage people to engage in mass protests and hooliganism.
As a result, the property was destroyed, lives were lost, several policemen and members of the public were injured, the state says.