Hon Siziba to revisit Magistrate court this month
ZIMBABWE: One of the most popular young Zimbabwean opposition politicians and member of the House of Assembly for Pelandaba-Mpopoma Constituency, Hon. Ostallos Gift Siziba is yet to make another trip to the West Commonage Magistrates Court in this month of October.
The case of his accused was postponed to the 16th of October.
Hon. Siziba along with Bulawayo Central MP Kapoikulu and other Citizens Coalition for Change members are accused by another candidate who had registered his aspiration of becoming a member of parliament of the Pelandaba-Mpopoma constituency under the CCC banner, Ms. Soneni Moyo.
Ms Soneni Moyo accuses, Hon Siziba and other CCC members of defacing her campaigning posters for the 23-24 General elections and for parking outside her residential gate and hurling insults at her.
On the 15th of September addressing members of the media, Ms. Soneni Moyo informed members of the media that she wasn’t present when the incident happened.
Ms. Soneni Moyo further said, what she wanted was justice.
However, some of the residents in the area who spoke to My Afrika Mag report, on the 29th of September said, this is a conflict of who should have been the right candidate for the CCC party in the previous elections.
Unlike Hon Ostallos Siziba, Ms. Soneni was not identified by the Triple C party leader when he conducted his final Presidential Bulawayo rally which was held days before the elections, in the same constituency.
During the first, day of the case on the 15th several CCC members of the parliament of Bulawayo attended the hearing of the case.
However, on the 29th, a number of CCC supporters attended the court.
My Africa Magazine spoke with some residents and revealed that they believe that Hon. Siziba and other Triple C members are not guilty.
“We don’t believe that this is true it’s just a waste of time, someone doesn’t want to accept that people don’t want her that is why we voted for Siziba,” said one of the residents.
Another resident who was wearing a yellow shirt which is a party colour for the Triple C party, reiterated the same words from his party colleagues that Hon. Siziba is not guilty.
“We hope that justice can be done, yes women are prosecuted not only in politics but what about the boy child who is also prosecuted? May the law not turn a blind eye because it’s male,” he said.
The case was postponed to the 16th by Magistrate Progress Murandu after a request was made to the court, by the accused’s lawyer Mr. Tinashe Runganga. The request was to gather evidence from the mobile service provider, Econet to locate the whereabouts of Hon Siziba on the 16th of August.
Hon. Siziba is a prominent, Highlanders supporter and he also wears the hat of the Deputy Spokesperson of the Triple C party.