Zimbabwean incarcerated opposition MP Job Sikhala has written a letter informing Zimbabweans that he has appointed lawyer Freddy Masarirevu as his family and personal spokesman with immediate effect.
Sikhala said this has been necessitated by pressures of life on his wife and family:
“Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison
P. Bag 7392
09 September 2022
RE : APPOINTMENT OF FREDDY MICHAEL MASARIREVU AS MY FAMILY AND PERSONAL SPOKESPERSON
After my arrest and incarceration since the night of the 14th of June 2022 up to present, i have noticed the following;
- That thousands of concerned people through out the world have been phoning my wife, children and family members inquiring about my well-being.
I have noticed with grave concern the serious signs of depression my wife and children are going through.
I realized that the depression my wife is going through has been occasioned by her assumption of some huge responsibilities of taking care of our young family by herself.
I thought it is wise to appoint someone who will give you updates promptly at every term and all information concerning myself.
Your huge love cannot be unattended.
- That there is dearth of information of what is really happening around my person behind these walls of Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison.
- That the people of Zimbabwe and greater world audience are not being informed about my true personal position and opinion on several issues of political development.
This is the responsibility that i have bestowed upon the shoulders of this young brilliant mind knowing well his ability to withstand pressure and the depth of his finest brains.
Any need for inquiries concerning myself should be directed to him.
Hon. Job Sikhala
Chikurubi Maximum Prison”