MDC’s Job Sikhala hands himself over to police
MDC deputy national chairman Job Sikhala has handed himself at Harare Central Police Station after the police said they were keen to interview him over his statement that his party is plotting to overthrow the Government.
Sikhala was accompanied by lawyers from the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) Obey Shava and Jeremiah Bamu.
While Sikhala’s lawyers were yet to be advised what charges the police might prefer against the Zengeza legislator, the MDC youth assembly has sprung to Sikhala’s defence.
This was after the MDC appeared to distance itself from Sikhala’s statements saying it was a democratic party and Sikhala’s views were his own.
But the party youth wing has dashed to Sikhala’s defence saying the combative leader’s statement resonates with the suffering masses who are fed by up by the current economic mess the country finds in.
“The MDC Youth Assembly is riled by the state and ZANU PF’s overtures to flagrantly and wantonly disregard the right to freedom of expression through the ill thought move to charge MDC National Vice Chair, Job Sikhala with treason.
“Having listened and re-listened to Honorable Sikhala’s Bikita rally statements, we found it shocking that the panic stricken military junta intends to slap our National Vice Chair with treason charges.
“It is not a secret that as a party our end game which is in sync with the people’s agenda is to remove a failed ZANU PFgovernment from power,” said the youth spokesperson Stephen Chuma.
Meanwhile, MDC Masvingo Province Youth Assembly has issued a statement saying they stand, “solidly, irrevocably and unconditionally in solidarity with Deputy National Chairperson Hon Job Sikhala. As Masvingo Youth Assembly, we not only strongly and totally associate ourselves with him.”
More details to follow…