Sikhala to spend second night in police cells

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By Mary Taruvinga, Senior reporter 

CITIZENS Coalition for Change vice chairperson, Job Sikhala, will spend another night in police cells following his arrest on allegations of inciting public violence on Tuesday.

Defence lawyer, Paidamoyo Saurombe, said the lawmaker is expected to appear in court on Thursday.

“He will be in court tomorrow (Thursday). As of this morning, he was being charged with inciting public violence,” said Saurombe.

Sikhala was arrested after a memorial service for the slain CCC activist, Moreblessing Ali, on Tuesday.

He was detained together with his Chitungwiza North counterpart, Godfrey Sithole.

The memorial service descended into violence after some mourners went on a rampage, destroying houses of Zanu PF activists in Nyatsime in retaliation for Ali’s death.

Ali was allegedly murdered by one Pias Jamba, who is said to be a Zanu PF activist and still at large.

Her body was found dumped in a well at Jamba’s homestead in Beatrice.

Sikhala was representing Ali’s family after they were chased from the funeral by suspected Zanu PF thugs.