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Sikhala underfire for misrepresenting the country’s democracy

Story by ZBC Reporter

OPPOSITION politician, Job Sikhala has come under fire for presenting falsehoods with regards to Zimbabwe’s democracy at the recently held Geneva Human Rights and Democracy Summit.

In a statement, the Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Dr Jenfan Muswere said Zimbabwe is a democratic country that respects human rights and the rule of law.

“We have taken note of the fictitious and fallacious mischaracterisation of our nation’s democracy and human rights by a regime-change entrepreneur and sanctions lobbyist, Job Sikhala, at the recently held Geneva Human Rights and Democracy Summit.

“It must be reiterated that Zimbabwe is a democratic state with absolute respect for Human Rights and the Rule of Law. Job Sikhala was not a political prisoner. His falsehoods are in sharp contrast to his indisputable violation of the Criminal Codification and Reform Act.

“It must be underscored that in Zimbabwe, no one is above the law regardless of their political
persuasion. His arrest was based on criminal activities, given that he incited public violence and disorder, as well as violating his bail conditions. He is on record for perennially violating bail conditions,” said Dr Muswere.

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