JUST IN: Job Sikhala Jailed, Ostallos Siziba To Appear In Court This Afternoon

MDC Alliance vice chairman, Job Sikhala, was this morning remanded in custody to July 24 when he appeared before a Bikita Magistrates Court.

Sikhala is being accused of subverting a constitutionally elected government after he remarked that his party was going to overthrow the Government before 2023.

Sikhala, who is also the Zengeza West National Assembly representative through his lawyer Mr Alec Muchadehama, had made an application to be released from custody arguing that police detained him beyond the stipulated legal limit.

However, Magistrate Ms Marewanazvo Gofa threw out the application for lacking merit. This was after the state led by Messers Takunda Chikwati, Elson Chavarika and Chiedza Muhwandavaka had opposed the application saying it was false that Sikhala had been over-detained.

Sikhala has since revealed that he will now approach the High Court for bail.

Meanwhile, MDC Youth Assembly secretary-general, Gift Ostallos Siziba, who was detained for inciting public violence over the weekend is set to appear at Rotten Row Magistrates’ Court at 1400 hours this afternoon.

More: The Herald

 

Job Sikhala

Job Wiwa Sikhala is an outspoken politician and the current Vice Chairman of the Movement for Democratic Change. He is the Member of Parliament for Zengeza West having won the seat in the July 2018 elections. In July 2019, Sikhala was arrested and charged with... Read More About Job Sikhala

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  1. Just come to think of it..how can such a hot air remark constitute a treasonous act …..politicians make hot air remarks making it even a circus on powers that be to craft or erk out a case out of such hot air statements. No, it is true and known to all that governments are removed constitutionally and through electoral processes, that is only at most a people centred constituional court should have reminded Mr Sikhala Job than going all this way, unless there are certainly other issues and cards at play beyond what we know as fundamental human rights which all including the judges themselves and Job Sikhala as citizens can freely and equally exercise before the law. God bless.

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