By Amelia Johnson|
Senior Movement for Democratic Change official Job Sikhala has been arrested by dictator Robert Mugabe’s notoriously brutal secret police, the Central Intelligence Organisation, Now Daily can reveal.
In a brief statement from his detention cell before his mobile phone was switched off Thursday morning, Sikhala said: “I have been arrested at the Beitbridge border post by officials from the President’s Office (CIO). They are alleging that I am part of the crew that is after overthrowing Mugabe’s regime. Let’s see whether their charges will carry the day in the court of law. I am ready Zimbabweans for the challenge.”
Sikhala was recently accused by the state media of meeting emissaries from vice president Joice Mujuru, who is accused of plotting to assassinate Mugabe. He denied the charges.
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