Zengeza West Legislator Job Sikhala has slapped the home affairs minister Kazembe Kazembe with a US $3 million lawsuit for his arrest on treason charges which Wiwa(as he calls himself) is saying was unlawful, The Standard reports.
Summons served to the minister reads in part:
Shockingly and unethically despite the fact that a consent to prosecute the matter in Harare had been obtained, the police officers proceeded to transfer Sikhala to Bikita.
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The plaintiff was taken to the Harare Central car park and shuffled into a Toyota Hilux motor vehicle sandwiched by two armed riot police officers whilst his legal practitioners remained locked in cells.
It should be noted that the plaintiff suffers from hypertension and as such must constantly take his medications. However, in this case the plaintiff was refused access to his medicine. This was clearly a violation of the plaintiff’s constitutional right to health and human dignity.
Sikhala was acquitted by a Masvingo magistrate after a full trial after he had been charged with treason for saying MDC would get rid of Zanu PF before the 2023 elections.
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