Incarcerated Zengeza West Member of Parliament, Job Sikhala has written a letter informing Zimbabweans that he has appointed his lawyer friend Freddy Masarirevu as his family and personal spokesman with immediate effect.
According to the letter, Sikhala says he was forced to appoint a personal spokesperson as well-wishers have depressed his family with unending calls.
“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 throughout the world have been phoning my wife, children and family members inquiring about my wellbeing.
“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 Chikurubhi Maximum Security Prison,” wrote Sikhala.
He said the world is not being informed about his personal position on several issues including political developments.
“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,” he said
The legislator said any need for inquiries concerning himself should be directed to Masarirevu.
Sikhala has been languishing in remand prison for the past 87 days with five bail applications at the Magistrates and High Court dismissed.
He was arrested together with St Mary’s legislator Godfrey Sithole and 16 other residents from Nyatsime area in Chitungwiza.
They were arrested and charged with inciting public violence at the funeral of slain activist Moreblessing Ali.