Outspoken Zengeza West opposition MP Job Sikhala has given his reaction after pictures of him wearing a suit complete with waistcoat went viral with funny memes and comments alike.
Speaking exclusively to Nehanda Radio, Sikhala said “It’s good that people talk about one of their own. It really shows that Zimbabweans follow those whom they hold in high esteem. The surprise only came when I realized that I have shut the social media down.
“The picture has circulated more than any trending news for sometime. It exceeded even the time when I was arrested. Although the waistcoat is a photoshop I enjoyed the funny as well.
“It’s not about allegations of being corrupt or anything negative. It’s people who just found light moments under the difficult circumstances under an unmatched dictatorship we are under. So let the people trend the picture,” Sikhala told Nehanda Radio.
In the original picture Sikhala (right) was pictured with Hwange Central MP Daniel Molokele (left) and former Zengeza MP Tafadzwa Musekiwa (centre) who is now based in the United Kingdom.
But several versions of that picture have now gone viral not only in Zimbabwe but across the African continent with many adding their own captions or even photoshopping the picture.
One such platform was ‘The Tribe’ Facebook page that mainly covers African issues. Below are some of the comments posted on that page and other platforms elsewhere.
Stanley Collins: “I think it’s a ‘bra’ for the tummy?”
Ian Ikkon: “Only in Zimbabwe. Suit comes with a waist trainer.”
Chad Chewe: “This man is living in 2050. He’s ahead of us.”
BiBi A Korah: “At least he was able to close all the buttons.”
Lucky Dube: “thank heavens um not from Zimbabwe but Bulawayo. Liyangthola ??😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂.”
Jôsé Kanthu Mhango: “even the lowest button on the blue shirt committed suicide.”
Elison Takudzwa Kombora: “kkkkkk.Job Sikhala is one care free dude.he is a lawyer and MDC national deputy chairman.what a dude.kkkk.”
Bernard Alexander: “We have fixed the problem.”
Merenia Catherine Machokoto: “Unique scary fashion sense😂😂😂the wife shld answer for this how cld she let him leave the house like that😂😂😂😂😂.”
Anastasia Maliko: “Kindly don’t judge his attire.just look at his smile very joyful.”
Tom Omari: “That belly my friend. Need someone to harass the big guy with physical excs.”
Michael Iroka: “He didn’t know he had outgrown the inner jacket 😀😀😀.”
Mai Tanatsirwa: “Looks like a Corset!! Wiwa please!!😂😂😂.”
Kedu Kudzi: “#FreeWiwa”