Unwell Sikhala Fails To Attend Court

By Court Reporter

Incarcerated opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC), vice chairperson Job Sikhala, who is being accused of obstructing the course of justice, is unwell in jail and failed attend court today has established.

The Zengeza West Member of Parliament is accused of disturbing police investigations into the murder of Moreblessing Ali last year, when he was the slain activist’s family lawyer.

Sikhala’s lawyer Harrison Nkomo confirmed Harare Magistrate Marehwanazvo Gofa that the legislator, who has been in pre-trial detention for more than six months, could not attend court because he is unwell, though his illness was not disclosed.

The legislator is also facing charges of inciting public violence in the wake of Ali’s funeral in Chitungwiza’s Nyatsime area in June last year.

He was arrested with sixteen other who include Chitungwiza North legislator Godfrey Sithole who also spent more months in pre-trial detention before being granted bail.

Sikhala will be back in court on February 9.

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