State wants Sikhala die in prison
The State has placed CCC deputy chairman Job Sikhala on remand facing charges of defeating or obstructing the course of justice.
Mr Tafara Chirambira and Mr Silent Shoko told the court that there was reasonable suspicion that he committed the offence and that the charges were recognisable at law.
Sikhala had challenged placement on remand, arguing that there was an unnecessary splitting of charges as he was on remand on similar charges stemming from the same incident.
The CCC top member was arrested for representing his client Moreblessing Ali who was killed by known Zanu PF thugs in Nyatsime.
Meanwhile prominent human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa said the endless arrests, without conviction, of the Zengeza West MP was a clear case of political persecution.
Mtetwa was responding to the police who were opposing Sikhala’s bail application claiming that he had shown propensity to commit crime. Instead Mtetwa pointed out that the police officers have a high propensity to arrest Sikhala.
Mtetwa maintained that Sikhala was never convicted in all his 67 arrests because no evidence is linking him to all the charges being thrown at him.