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Police lock up Job Sikhala lawyers

by Staff Reporter
11 Jul 2019 at 08:58hrs | Views
MDC Alliance deputy president Tendai Biti who is one of the party’s vice chairperson Job Sikhala’s lawyers in his treason case has revealed that the police locked them behind a steel door so that they could not have access to him.

Sikhala was arrested on Tuesday over statements he made at a rally in Bikita, Masvingo province at the weekend threatening to overthrow President Emmerson Mnangagwa before the end of his reign.
 
Sikhala’s lawyers were initially told that he would appear at the Rotten Row magistrates courts in Harare on Wednesday but he was taken to Bikita.

Biti said the behavior of the police showed that the government is not sincere about rebranding the country.

"They call themselves a new dispensation but today (Wednesday) when they whisked away Job Sikhala a from Law and Order Department, they locked us (all the lawyers present ) behind a steel door to prevent us from trekking same. T his is an absolute fascist regime presided over by predatory fascists," said Biti.

There was panic among opposition circles when Sikhala failed to appear at the Harare courts with some speculating that security agents had abducted him.

The Ministry of Information on Wednesday night issued a statement that Sikhala was being transferred to Bikita where the alleged crime was committed.


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