The wife of Zengeza West MP Job Sikhala (CCC) was arrested on Tuesday over an alleged traffic offence while visiting her husband who is jailed at Harare’s Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison.
CCC interim spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere said according to Sikhala’s family lawyer, Mrs Sikhala has been summoned to appear in court on Thursday.
Mahere said she was released and allowed to proceed to Chikurubi with the wife of another CCC MP, Godfrey Sithole (Chitungwiza North), who is also in prison. Said Mahere:
According to @JobSikhala1’s family lawyer, Mai Sikhala was arrested on her way to Chikurubi over an alleged traffic offence.
A docket has been opened & she’s been summoned to appear in court on Thursday. She was released & proceeded to Chikurubi Prison with Mai Sithole.
Sikhala, Sithole and 14 other opposition party members have been languishing in pre-trial detention since June following their arrest over violence in the Nyatsime area. They have been denied bail several times.
The CCC members, referred to as the Nyatsime 16, were arrested on allegations of inciting violence in Nyatsime and obstruction of the course of justice in the aftermath of the brutal murder of Moreblessing Ali, a CCC member.