Nelson Chamisa Urges International Community to Take Action for Job Sikhala’s Freedom
CCC leader Advocate Nelson Chamisa urges the international community to take action for Job Sikhala’s freedom
Concerns Over Sikhala’s Health Condition
CCC leader expressed deep concern over Wiwa’s deteriorating health while being held in Chikurubi Maximum Prison. He highlighted the seriousness of the situation, particularly the presence of blood in Wiwa’s stools, which requires urgent and expert medical attention currently denied to him.
“I am deeply concerned about the fact that Hon Job Sikhala is seriously ill in Chikurubi Maximum Prison,” stated Nero. In particular the fact that he has blood in his stools is a very serious condition which requires urgent and expert medical attention which is denied to him at present.”
Denial of Bail and Fair Trial
Chamisa emphasized that Wiwa is a well respected politician and respected lawyer, that denying him bail since June last year is not fair. He underscored the injustice of Sikhala’s prolonged detention despite not being a convicted criminal.
“This would be bad enough if he was a convicted criminal,” stated Advocate. “But he is an opposition politician and respected lawyer who has been denied bail and a fair trial since June last year.”
A Call for International Support
Advocate drew parallels to the international outcry against the unjust treatment of iconic figure Nelson Mandela during his imprisonment under the apartheid regime. He urged the international community to respond urgently to Wiwa’s situation and rally for his release.
Commitment to Securing Sikhala’s Release
Chamisa pledged to employ all available means to ensure Wiwa’s liberation from detention. He affirmed his determination to fight for his justice.
Advocate Chamisa has previously urged president ED Mnangagwa to negotiate Sikhala’s release, as reported by Nehandaradio last month.