Zim MP formally charged in attempting to overthrow Emmerson Mnangagwa

Vice-chairman of the opposition MDC party and Zimbabwe lawmaker Job Sikhala, was on Tuesday charged with treason after allegedly saying the party would overthrow the government before the next election, his lawyer said.

“He has been formerly charged with attempting to overthrow the government unconstitutionally,” his lawyer Obey Shava told AFP, saying his client denied the charges.

Supporters of Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party gather for a rally to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the MDC at Gwanzura Stadium in Harare on October 27, 2018. Chamisa claims to have won the July 30 presidential election.

The ruling party ZANU-PF, which was formerly led by former President Robert Mugabe until 2017 when he was overthrown by now President Emmerson Mnangagwa, is believed to have failed the nations and. Leaving them with no confidence in the economic status the ruling party has led.

“We can’t have a government that keeps intimidating citizens in their homes.”

The MDC’s national executives are scheduled to meet next week to lay out a strategy of how to channel the nation’s anger into overthrowing Mnangagwa.

The country has recently endured another bout of sharply rising prices, with official inflation now at nearly 100 percent – the highest since the hyperinflation era when it hit 500 billion percent.

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