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Sikhala distances self from May 25 protest

by Staff reporter
22 May 2024 at 10:02hrs | Views
Opposition figure Job Sikhala has strongly refuted any association with a fraudulent account advocating for a nationwide strike on May 25, stating it as a tactic employed by the government to incriminate him.

Sikhala emphasized that the State's objective is to fabricate a pretext to incarcerate him once again.

On the social media platform X, Sikhala addressed the matter, clarifying his complete disassociation from the statement purportedly issued under his name.

He asserted, "The purpose of the post is to falsely depict me as fomenting chaos, providing grounds for my arrest."

Sikhala, who endured 595 days in remand prison on charges of incitement of violence and obstruction of justice, highlighted that these accusations stemmed from the unrest following the funeral of the deceased Citizens Coalition for Change activist, Moreblessing Ali.

Having been released in January this year, Sikhala vehemently denied any intentions of orchestrating disruptive actions. He labeled the post as a calculated maneuver aimed at tarnishing his reputation and subjecting him to further legal scrutiny.

Expressing concern over the proliferation of counterfeit accounts operated by state entities and affiliated groups, Sikhala underscored the desperate tactics employed by these parties to defame individuals.

Source - newsday