By Amelia Johnson|
Firebrand Movement for Democratic Change activist Job Sikhala’s life hung by a thread Thursday as police prepared to charge him with treason, which carries the death penalty if he is convicted.
Sikhala arrived in Harare from Beitbridge, where CIO operatives who apprehended him on arrival from South Africa handed him to the ZRP law and order section which deals with political crimes.
“They are trying to press treason charges against me,” Sikhala said.
He said Douglas Mwonzora, the MDC secretary-general, was representing him.
Sikhala was accused by the state media of teaming up with Zanu PF officials linked to vice president Joice Mujuru to discuss the violent removal of president Robert Mugabe from office. He denies the charges.
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