POLICE have released riveting details of how they allegedly arrested larger-than-life MDC Alliance deputy national chairperson Job “Wiwa” Sikhala last week, the Daily News reports.
“We had a warrant to search the place after receiving information that there were machetes, catapults and petrol bombs being manufactured there.
“Our intention was not to arrest Sikhala, but we were targeting Anderson,” he said.
“I noticed that the panel was removed and asked who was in there. I threatened to throw tear smoke inside and he responded, stopping me.
“When he saw me, he was happy and we embraced each other. He did not have a mask and I bought it for him, as well as water to drink.
“I even told him that he was not our mission, but I informed him that he was on the police wanted list and that I was taking him to the police station, and he complied,” Makore said.
“I have seen videos of him being fed in the bush and I cannot say how he is going to react in this case. He was also hiding in the ceiling,” he said.
This comes amid accusations and counter-accusations that Sikhala was betrayed by his comrades within the divided MDC Alliance last weekend, leading to his arrest.
“Kunaka had a friend who is a member of the CID (Criminal Investigations Department) who was coming to our hiding place regularly, bringing him food. One day we left the house in the morning with other comrades.“When we left, I received a call from Kunaka telling me that they had brought me a phone after I had lost mine, and that I needed to rush back to the hiding place within 30 minutes or he would take it back to the shop.“Unfortunately, we had no car, but we then heard a few moments later that Wiwa had been arrested,” Chuma told the Daily News earlier this week.
“I am so much in pain because the person who was arrested (Sikhala) is more like a brother and father to me.
“I have known Wiwa since 2014. I was linked to him by the late (MDC president Morgan) Tsvangirai. I keep so many secrets with Sikhala.“I literally live off Sikhala and I can even tell you that all my rentals up to December were paid by Sikhala. I don’t know why I would then bite the hand that feeds me,” Chuma said further.
Kunaka — a former leader of the notorious and now-defunct Chipangano terror group — also said he had left the