(Last Updated on February 3, 2021 by GERALD NCUBE)
HARARE – MDC Alliance vice-chairman Job Sikhala has vowed to continue the fight despite his recent detention for more than twenty days at Chikurubi Maximum Prison.
Sikhala who was recently granted bail by the High Court following his arrest on allegations of communicating falsehoods said the authorities should just address the problems instead of persecuting the people who speak out.
“Hello Zimbabwe 🇿🇼 my love. Chikurubi hardens the warriors. Fix the rot. Persecution of critics is not a solution. The business of arresting opponents on non existent laws should come to an end. We demand our freedom,” wrote Sikhala in one of his first tweets following his release.
The Zengeza West legislator was arrested early in January after he commented on a tweet that had widely circulated alleging that a police officer had fatally struck a baby with a baton stick.
He was charged with “communicating falsehoods,” together with fellow MDC Alliance member Fadzayi Mahere and veteran journalist Hopewell Chin’ono.
Legal experts have argued their arrest was illegal since the provision used to arrest them was struck off by the Constitutional Court in 2014.