In a shocking turn of events, opposition politician Job Sikhala claims that he was kicked out of Chikurubi Maximum prison on Tuesday night after he was released.
Sikhala was freed from Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison after receiving a wholly suspended two-year sentence for inciting public violence.
This comes after he spent 595 days in pre-trial detention.
In an exclusive interview with The NewsHawks following his release from prison, Job Sikhala revealed that he was informed late at night that he was going home.
He claims the original plan was for him to be released on Wednesday morning not Tuesday night.
Job Sikhala disclosed that he was abruptly kicked out and dumped by the roadside.
“I was kicked out. I was told you have to go now, that’s the instruction we got so they took me out and dumped me by the roadside. At this time can you imagine,” he said.
During the interview, Job Sikhala also reflected on his recent release, revealing a lack of emotion. He firmly believes his persecution stems from his deep love for Zimbabwe.
“Absolutely this was an act of persecution. What you have to understand is that, if somebody is convinced to say that I am suffering for a just cause, I am not feeling anything. These people who have kept me in prison for a long time should understand that my determination to pay any price for the love of my country is beyond reproach,” Sikhala said.
He also discussed how he endured his time in Chikurubi prison.
When questioned about coping with the challenging conditions of Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison, Sikhala described summoning significant mental strength.
“When you get into a very difficult situation, a proper revolutionary must be able to adapt to any situation. I had to make sure that I gather mental strength for me to be able to sustain myself in this situation,” Sikhala explained.