Eric Knight says social media has abandoned Job Sikhala
FORMER top Zimbabwean radio broadcaster Eric Knight has said Zimbabweans on social media give politicians false bravado only to abandon the same politicians when they are arrested or in trouble.
Knight was commenting after it emerged that MDC deputy chairman Job Sikhala cut a lonely figure at court despite massive support for him on social media.
“That’s the problem that many people overlook. Kana wamuchitofu unotsva wega. They will write only on Facebook that they stand with you. His family are the ones who will only feel it,” Knight said on Sikhala, who has been charged with subversion.
Sikhala has been remanded in custody magistrate by a Bikita court.
Top MDC politicians were conspicuous by their absence at court despite swelling solidarity for Sikhala on social media.