Opposition MDC Youth League has openly pledged its support for the under-fire Job Sikhala. This comes hours after the party’s national deputy spokesperson, Luke Tamborinyoka announced that Sikhala’s “we will overthrow President Mnangagwa’s government before 2023” remarks did not represent the position of the party.
Sikhala, was yesterday summoned by the police over the remarks he made at a rally in Bikita over the weekend.
The party was criticised on social media for ditching him and citizens have since launched #IStandWithJob in support of Sikhala.
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The MDC Youth spokesperson, Stephen Chuma, has said that he finds nothing treasonous in Sikhala’s remarks. Chuma said:
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 PF government from power.
The bottom line is that people are sick and tired of the whole ZANU PF system and henceforth its removal or “overthrow” through constitutional means is long overdue!
What Honorable Sikhala said is just a mirror reflection of the sentiments of the ordinary people in the country.