Breaking: Job Sikhala arrested
HARARE – The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), Deputy Chairperson, Job Sikhala who has been living in hiding has been arrested.
According to sources, Sikhala is now in custody at the Harare Central Police station.
Sikhala allegedly went into hiding soon after the arrest of July 31 protests organiser and opposition Transform Zimbabwe leader Jacob Ngarivhume as well as journalist Hopewell Chin’ono for allegedly inciting violence ahead of the protests.
Chin’ono and Ngarivhume are languishing in remand prison after they were repeatedly denied bail following their arrest.
Sikhala was one of the people Mnangagwa’s administration had targeted to arrest, together with former Zanu-PF youth leader Godfrey Tsenengamu in a desperate bid to block the protests.
The MDC Alliance confirmed the arrest on its twitter account: “#BREAKING MDC Alliance Vice Chairman Job Sikhala has been arrested. He is attending at the police station with his lawyer. Details to follow.”
More details to follow