Sikhala Was Hiding At The House Of Robert Mugabe’s Exiled Former Ally

The jailed national vice-chairperson of the opposition MDC Alliance, Job Sikhala, was reportedly hiding at a house where former Zanu PF MP for Hurungwe East Sarah Mahoka used to reside in Tynwald when the Zimbabwe Republic Police arrested him on Friday.

The Zengeza West legislator who has been in hiding for weeks was arrested and charged with inciting public violence after he rallied the public to participate in foiled 31 July anti-government protests.

Daily News reports that there was drama when Sikhala was arrested as a truckload of policemen armed with AK assault rifles and batons and others clad in plainclothes who were in a white twin cab invaded the usually Tynwald North.

The publication further reports that when the officers arrived, a woman disembarked from the twin cab which drove off as the truck remained parked at the gate with the policemen knocking at the gate.

After failing to kick open the gate using booted feet, the police reportedly used the white truck they were driving to violently knock down the metal gate and gained entry.

They came out about 15 minutes, with a handcuffed Sikhala whom they shoved into the white truck and drove off followed by the twin cab that had resurfaced from the opposite direction.

Sikhala is currently in Chikurubi Maximum Prison after a Harare Magistrate on Saturday postponed to Monday (tomorrow) a hearing on his application that challenged placement on remand.

More: Daily News


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