Tshabangu, the disputed secretary general of the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC), recently disclosed that he negotiated with the State for the release of Job Sikhala, a prominent opposition figure.
Tshabangu explained in a radio interview that he sent a delegation from the CCC to engage in talks with the authorities. He believed that a political solution was necessary to secure Sikhala’s freedom since he considered him a “political prisoner.” He told ZiFM Stereo:
I am negotiating with the State for Sikhala’s release. I will be sending a delegation to meet the State authorities that Job is not supposed to be where he is because he was thrown under the bus by our movement and this is sad that our movement can go and visit Sikhala and cry and yawn for his release yet they know behind their back.
I am saying this because I am inside CCC. I will be meeting Ziyambi Ziyambi, the minister of justice. I will also be meeting in the near future Obert Mpofu, the Secretary General of ZANU PF. These are the people that I have sent emissaries to meet with. It is underway.