Job Sikhala, a Zimbabwean political activist and former Citizen Coalition for Change (CCC) Member of Parliament who was incarcerated at Chikurubi Maximum Prison for 595 days spoke at the 2024 Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy in Switzerland.

Sikhala criticized the Zimbabwean government for its lack of democracy and constant human rights abuses under the rule of ZANU-PF.

In his speech, Sikhala highlighted that since the beginning of his political career, he has been arrested 68 times and released on bail.

However, his arrest in June 2022 marked the beginning of his plight as he was arrested and detained for representing Moreblessing Ali, a community leader and a political victim who was murdered by a ZANU-PF member and her body found in a decomposing state in a well in Beatrice.

In his closing remarks, Sikhala spoke about the many Zimbabweans who have left the country due to lack of freedom and democracy, and how the Zimbabwean government views the opposition as a threat.