By Mthulisi Mathuthu
SW Radio Africa
16 April 2014
Outspoken MDC-T politician Job Sikhala was on Tuesday questioned by the police over a statement in which he is said to have called for a ‘war’ against the ZANU PF government.
According to reports Sikhala was quizzed by detectives at Harare Central police station, but was released without charge. However his lawyer Obert Gutu said Sikhala was subjected to ‘aggressive’ interrogation by named officers.
Sikhala was addressing a rally on Sunday when he made the utterances. During the same address the former St Mary’s MP called for ‘extra ordinary methods and means to deal with’ President Mugabe.’ Sikhala criticized the government for impoverishing the people and said Zimbabweans will not be able to live under these conditions until 2018, which is when the next elections are expected to be held.
Gutu said the police wanted to ‘know and understand what Sikhala meant when he said they are going to do extra ordinary things against Mugabe as well as clarify a few issues.’ He added: ‘My client was very clear that he is a politician and he meant nothing criminal in his statement and was only inviting supporters to join in the envisaged demonstrations which are constitutionally allowed.’
According to Gutu, the police said his client might be called anytime whenever they need him.