Sikhala was arrested after leading a protest march to Munhumutapa Building which houses President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s offices. He was released after signing a warned and cautioned statement. Addressing journalists at the Masvingo Press Club on Friday, the former St Mary’s legislator said he would not be deterred by his recent arrest.
He said the other MDC formations in the inclusive government had let Zimbabweans down by ceding too much power to Mugabe, who has led the country since 1980.
His party has been using social media forums to urge Zimbabweans to demonstrate against the unity government, saying it was being abused by Zanu PF for it to gain legitimacy.
“We will call for more street protests until the skewed power sharing agreement is dissolved. We will also lead more peaceful protesters calling for Mugabe to go,” said Sikhala.
“We demand that there be no elections until Mugabe is no longer on the political scene.”Sikhala said MDC99 would continue to fight for people’s rights. “We are not joking. This is not a threat. We will fight for our constitutional rights. There will be endless conflict because we cannot have pre-determined elections in the country,” said Sikhala.
“We are not interested in any election as long as Mugabe is still at the helm.”