The family of slain Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) activist, Moreblessing Ali, has issued a statement condemning the arrest of their lawyer, Job Sikhala on Tuesday. Sikhala was arrested for “inciting violence” at Moreblessing Ali’s memorial service. Pindula News presents the family’s statement:
All family statement, Condemning arrest of Hon Job Sikhala 15 June 2022
We condemn the arrest of our representative and Spokesperson, Hon Job Sikhala and one of the local leaders who was instrumental in the CCC search mission, Hon Godfrey Sithole.
To be clear, it was our position as a family that we would not bury Moreblessing until her murderers are arrested. Hon Sikhala was the appointed watching brief over any potential investigation, arrest, and prosecution.
It is a matter of regret that Hon Sikhala has been arrested in the course and scope of his legal duties. This is an extension of the political persecution of Moreblessing.
They murdered her violently. Even in death, they won’t let her find peace.
We will not be silenced. We continue to demand justice.
Ali Family Statement