HARARE – Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC), leader Nelson Chamisa, has renewed his plea for the release of fellow party executive and lawyer Job Sikhala from Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison amid reports of his deteriorating health.
Sikhala recently revealed to The Standard, a sister publication of NewsDay, that he is unwell and in need of urgent medical attention. His health situation has raised concerns.
Chamisa took to social media, saying, “I am deeply concerned about the fact that Hon Job Sikhala is seriously ill in Chikurubi Maximum Prison.
“In particular, the fact that he has blood in his stool is a very serious condition which requires urgent and expert medical attention which is denied to him at present.”
Sikhala has faced health issues while in prison before. He was incarcerated in June last year and has been denied bail and a fair trial since then.
Chamisa called upon regional leaders, particularly within the Southern African Development Community (SADC), to facilitate Sikhala’s release and ensure he receives proper medical care.
He also appealed to the international community to express concern and demand Sikhala’s immediate release.
“When icons like Nelson Mandela were held unjustly, the world spoke out against the brutal apartheid regime’s unjust treatment of him. This situation requires the same to be done urgently,” Chamisa emphasized.
The CCC leader pledged to continue their efforts to secure Sikhala’s release from detention.