Sikhala said he was invited to meet one Superintendent Chuma at St Mary’s Police Station but could not see him after waiting for two hours. He said:
I was never arrested. What happened is I was asked to meet Superintendent Chuma at St Mary’s Police Station. I went there and waited for him for two hours and when he did not show up, I left.
It’s absolutely nonsense to say that there was a demonstration in St Mary’s. What happened is that the police raided my house at 5 am. There was no march that took place. It’s nonsense!
In a statement on Saturday, national police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said 11 suspected MDC youths were arrested after going on a rampage at Chigovanyika in St Mary’s, Huruyadzo shops and Zengeza 2 shops in Chitungwiza on Saturday morning.
Nyathi said the youths, who were burning tyres and interfering with the smooth flow of traffic in the suburbs, shattered a Zupco bus windscreen, while some passengers were attacked, with some losing their cellphones.