Chamisa Gets Green Light To Visit Sikhala

Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) leader Nelson Chamisa has been granted permission to visit detained party activists and legislators Job Sikhala and Godfrey Sithole by the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS).

This comes after the opposition leader through his lawyers gave the ZPCS a 24 hour ultimatum to allow him visit the incarcerated CCC members.

In a letter addressed to Chamisa’s lawyers, Shava Law Chambers, ZPCS said they would grant the CCC leader permission to visit his party activists but with some restrictions.

“Please be advised that authority has been granted for your client Mr. Nelson Chamisa to visit members of his political party incarcerated in our prisons. Section 124 (1) of the Prisons (General) Regulation, 1996 (Statutory Instrument 1 of 1996) provides that every prisoner shall be permitted to receive visitors in such reasonable numbers and at such reasonable intervals as the Commissioner General or the Officer in Charge may fix in the interests of good order, discipline or security in the prison,” read part of the letter

The approval comes with some ‘chilling’ restrictions as Chamisa was barred from making slogans or address anyone near the Prisons.

“The approval for your client Mr Nelson Chamisa was given with some restrictions. He is required to notify the OIC of his intended visit in advance and the specific times. He shall not chant slogans anywhere near the prisons and is forbidden from addressing any person anywhere near the prisons. You may liaise with the respective OICs who may place further restrictions in the interests of good order and security,” read the letter

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