By Keleb Ziko Muyambo

With Opposition Senior Official, Job Sikhala spending close to 600 days behind bars, an issue around “Transitional Justice” has been raised.

Regardless of the allegations being faced by the opposition official, Hopewell Chin’ono petitioned President Emerson Mnangagwa on the veracity of Sikhala’s incarceration when issues around peace, healing and unity are being heralded.

According to Chin’ono, Mnangagwa preaches a message of national reconciliation, a move which is likely to hurt Job Sikhala’s family whose has been jailed for 18 months without conviction.

“How is this possible when his regime is hurting Job Sikhala by jailing him without conviction for 18 months?

“How does Job Sikhala and his family heal, how does the country heal when his regime is doing these cruel things to innocent citizens who oppose its corrupt rule and oppression?

Chin’ono was responding to President Mnangagwa’s speech in newspaper article published by the News Day.

“PRESIDENT @edmnangagwa has called on Zimbabweans to unite, heal the country and avoid hurting each other to help build the country.”

ZanuPf Government has maintained that Job Sikhala’s case is an issue that is being dealt by the courts alleging that President Mnangagwa has nothing to do with his arrest.

CCC Interim Secretary General Sengezo Tshabangu recently announced that he was now looking at political avenues with Zanu Pf to discuss Job Sikhala’s issue in a dialogue form.