Job Sikhala locked up, set to appear in court

MDC vice chairperson Job Sikhala will spend Tuesday night behind bars and is set  to appear at Harare magistrate’s court on Tuesday to answer to charges of attempting to subvert a constitutionally elected government.

Sikhala handed himself over to police Law and Order section and was subsequently detained.

He drew the ire of government after he threatened to overthrow President Mnangagwa’s government before the expiry of his term office

We are a committed leadership that will give Zanu PF headaches and [Amos] Chibaya was not lying or joking about the war and fight we are going to take to the doorsteps of Emmerson Mnangagwa.

 “We are going to overthrow him before 2023 that is not a joke,” he said at a rally in Masvingo on Saturday.

His lawyer Jeremiah Bhamu has confirmed that he will appear at the Harare Magistrate Court.

 “According to what the police has said, Sikhala will appear at the Harare Magistrate Court tomorrow (Tuesday).

Meanwhile the MDC displayed discordant voices over Sikhala’s rant with the main wing ‘disowning’ him, while the youth wing stood by him and accused government of quoting him out of context.