Sikhala Disowns Facebook Account
MDC Alliance deputy chairperson Job Sikhala yesterday challenged his placement in remand after he revealed that the Facebook account which he is alleged to have used to communicate falsehoods was not his.
The development follows his arrest on Saturday for violating section 31 of Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act, when he shared the video of a woman wrestling with a policeman alleging that he had killed her baby.
ZRP later released a statement stating that the allegations on social media were false and the child was alive.
Sikhala’s lawyers Jeremiah Bamu and Harrison Nkomo told magistrate Ngoni Nduna that the arrest was arbitrary and unlawful, hence he should not be placed on remand.
The State led prosecutor
Lancelot Mutsokoti challenged Sikhala’s arguments stating that section 31 of the said Act had not been declared in contravention of the Constitution.
Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono who is facing the same charges was yesterday remanded in custody for the third time since his arrest on Friday.
Addressing his case, magistrate Lazini Ncube ordered the prison officers not to put leg irons on Chin’ono as it was inhumane