Job Sikhala summoned by police over plots to overthrow ED
THE Police have summoned MDC deputy chairman Job Sikhala over his statements that his party is plotting to overthrow the government before the 2023 elections.
Sikhala told party supporters during a rally in Bikita East over the weekend that the party was not joking about overthrowing President Emmerson Mnangagwa before the next elections which are due in 2023.
His remarks attracted threats from the government which promised to unleash maximum force on the opposition party.
The permanent secretary in the Ministry of Information, Nick Mangagwana described the purported plans to overthrow the government as unconstitutional, while Zanu-PF through its spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo said the MDC has effectively declared war on government.
Posting on Twitter Luke Tamborinyoka said:
“MDC national vice chairperson, Hon. Job Sikhala, has been summoned by the Harare Police Law and Order section. One officer called Chibaya told him it is in connection with statements he allegedly made at a weekend rally in Bikita.”
The Vice President of the splinter MDC-T group led by Dr Thokozani Khupe, advocate Obert Gutu, has also castigated Sikhala saying that overthrowing the government was unconstitutional.
LEAD president Linda Masarira was equally irked by Sikhala’s statements.