The ZRP (Zimbabwe Republic Police) has confirmed the arrest of Hon Job Sikhala, Member of the House of Assembly for Zengeza West constituency.
Sikhala was arrested last night on charges of inciting violence after an orgy of violence in Nyatsime between opposition CCC and ruling Zanu Pf youths. CCC youths descended on Nyatsime for the funeral of slain party activist Moreblessing Ali, after initially being banned by the local Zanu Pf Chairman, who is also the area Councillor.
A house believed to belong to the Zanu Pf Chairman, only identified as Maoresa, was burned down by alleged CCC mambers who were retaliating to initial Zanu Pf attacks on their members at the funeral.
CCC Spokesperson Advocate Fadzai Mahere confirmed Sikhala’s arrest.
The firebrand politician and lawyer is also the Ali family legal representative.
The remains of Moreblessing Ali (35) were discovered by Linnah Mukandi (57), who is the mother of the prime suspect Pius Jamba, whose whereabouts remain a mystery. The deceased’s body was chopped up and thrown into a water well on lInnah Mukandi’s premises. She had been missing for 2 weeks.
Pius Jamba’s whereabouts remain a mystery and Police have since launched a manhunt to apprehend him.