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Zimbabwe opposition official charged with treason, lawyers say

Job Sikhala reportedly charged with ‘attempting to overthrow a constitutionally elected government’.

Zimbabwean authorities have charged a senior official of the country’s main opposition party with treason for comments attributed to him in a newspaper report on Monday, according to lawyers in the capital, Harare.

Job Sikhala, the deputy secretary-general of the Movement for Democratic Change, “presented himself to the police this morning and they’ve charged him with attempting to overthrow a constitutionally elected government,” Obey Shava, a lawyer with Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights said in an interview. “He denies the charges, but we are now trying to go to court.”

Sikhala was quoted by the Harare-based NewsDay as saying the MDC will overthrow President Emmerson Mnangagwa before his term of office expires in 2023.

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Why not use the said Politician’s Picture? What’s wrong with you peeps? You know what Mr Sikhala said and you have the video. Nowhere in the world can one escape after uttering those words. He must walk the talk.

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