Independent Norton legislator Temba Mliswa has praised opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) leader Nelson Chamisa for showing ‘leadership’ after attending court at Harare Magistrates Court in solidarity with arrested party members yesterday.
Mliswa took to twitter to commend the opposition leader who visited the 26 party members who were arrested in Budiriro on allegations of convening an unsanctioned party meeting.
“This is a good deed @nelsonchamisa; that is leadership. Chakanaka chakanaka. The face of that smiling lady says we are prepared to sacrifice. These are warriors indeed who understand that change has a price. When you seek power, a constituency or even a ward, there is a price.
“Our politics is such that when you enter the ring you should know that there is a price to pay. Unfortunate but that’s the reality. Then you find some who accuse Chamisa of failing to see Hon @JobSikhala1. What do you want him to do, break into prison?” posted Mliswa.
He added “The authorities don’t want him (Chamisa) to meet Job (Sikhala). He can’t do anything about that. Unfortunate as it is Job may even be safer there than outside. In good time he will be out with more resolve. I went through the same and never once got a broken spirit as to balk out of the battle,” he said
Sikhala has spent more than six months in pre-trial detention with authorities twice denying Chamisa access to the Zengeza West lawmaker.