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Magistrates Court Delays Ruling on Job Sikhala Case

Job Sikhala Launches National Democratic Working Group Movement

A ruling on the case involving former Member of Parliament Job Sikhala, who stands accused of publishing falsehoods on social media, is expected to be delivered by a Harare magistrate on 15 February, as reported by NewsDay.

Sikhala, accompanied by his lawyer Harrison Nkomo, appeared at the Harare Magistrates Court for a pre-sentencing hearing on Monday, 12 February.

The charges against Sikhala stem from allegations that he communicated falsehoods via a Facebook message, where he purportedly claimed that a junior police officer had fatally struck a baby with a baton in central Harare back in 2021.

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However, Sikhala maintains his innocence, with his lawyer Nkomo arguing that his client is being charged under a law that does not exist.

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This legal battle comes in the wake of Sikhala being handed a two-year suspended jail sentence for his alleged involvement in inciting public violence.

Prior to this recent development, Sikhala endured a lengthy period of 595 days in pre-trial detention, having been repeatedly denied bail throughout the process.

In other news, In a dramatic turn of events, Magistrate Feresi Chakanyuka has delivered a guilty verdict against former Zengeza West MP, Hon. Job Sikhala, for the charge of publishing falsehoods prejudicial to the state.

This conviction stems from a case dating back to 2021 when Sikhala was arrested under allegations of disseminating false information on social media.

The specific incident in question revolves around a tweet allegedly sent by Sikhala, claiming that an infant had tragically died in Harare after being struck by a Zimbabwe Republic Police officer with a truncheon….read in full

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