In a recent interview with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), Job Sikhala, who recently avoided a two-year jail term after being convicted and found guilty of inciting violence, made shocking revelations about his relationship with the opposition party, the Citizen for Coalition Change, (CCC) Sikhala expressed his frustration, claiming that he was neglected by the party during his time in prison.
Sikhala, a prominent figure in the CCC, was questioned by SABC about the ongoing internal conflicts within the party, primarily between the factions led by Nelson Chamisa and Sengezo Tshabangu.
In response, Sikhala made it clear that his loyalty to the party had waned due to their alleged abandonment.
“They neglected me while I was in prison. I was no longer a part of them. Only my family and close friends stood by me,” Sikhala expressed his anger during the interview.
Sikhala’s accusations shed light on the internal turmoil within the CCC, a party that has seen its fair share of power struggles and factional disputes in recent years.
The neglect alleged by Sikhala raises questions about the unity and support within the party, as well as the treatment of its members during challenging times.
The CCC, led by Nelson Chamisa, has been a key opposition force in the country, actively challenging the ruling party’s policies and advocating for change.
However, this recent revelation from Sikhala raises concerns about the party’s ability to maintain cohesion and unity, crucial factors for effective opposition politics.
Attempts to reach the CCC leadership for comment on Sikhala’s claims were unsuccessful at the time of writing this article. It remains to be seen how the party will respond to Sikhala’s accusations and whether they will address the internal conflicts that have come to light.
The CCC has yet to release an official statement regarding Sikhala’s claims, leaving many eager to see how they will handle this internal crisis.