LATEST: Job Sikhala Freed On $25 000 Bail

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By Mary Taruvinga

FIREBRAND MDC Alliance vice chairperson and legislator Job Sikhala has been granted $25 000 bail by High Court judge Tawanda Chitapi.

Sikhala has been languishing in remand prison at Chikurubi for the past 20 days.

He was arrested for allegedly publishing falsehoods in a matter involving a widely circulated WhatsApp video image claiming a baby strapped on its mother’s back was struck and killed by a baton wielding police officer who was enforcing the country’s lockdown regulations at a bus stop for Bindura bound transport.

The Chitungwiza lawmaker claims his arrest was part of a systematic crackdown on government critics by the Emmerson Mnangagwa led administration.