Opposition MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa said Monday’s attack by suspected Zanu PF members on his entourage in Masvingo will not distract him.
The president of the MDC Alliance condemned the attacks and called on President Emmerson Mnangagwa, via microblogging Twitter.
“Barbaric, and desperate. Mr ED, stop this violence. Stop using the police and state to persecute and disrupt the opposition. Stop dividing people and destroying our beautiful country. Stop buying and paying people who pretend to be opposition. The change wave and we are unstoppable!” posted Chamisa.
According to the MDC Alliance, 200 youths mobilized ZANU PF had violently assaulted Chamisa’s convoy en route to Masvingo to meet with community leaders.
Videos posted on social media showed hundreds of people waving placards that contained offensive messages directed at Chamisa. Another video showed the windows and windscreen of a Chamisa vehicle being smashed. Numerous people were reportedly hurt and taken to the hospital.
Fadzayi Mahere, spokesperson for
Party, condemned the attack on Chamisa and said that Zanu was afraid of citizens coming together to seek change.
” The political violence being used against President Chamisa’s Masvingo delegation is cause for concern. Primitive politics is chanting hate words and burning logs on roads. Mahere said that the regime is afraid of citizens coming together for change.”
Ruling Zanu PF Director Information, Tafadzwa Muggwadi yesterday denied the alleged attack against Chamisa’s entourage. He implied that it was setting its agenda pending the United Nations reporteur on sanctions.
” We are aware of the provocations by @mdczimbabwe aimed at setting the stage and agenda for the UN Rapporteur on sanctions @AlenaDouhan. After a well-organized strike at my home, their youths attacked my vehicle. I reported to @PoliceZimbabwe. They were seen!” Mugwadi was charged.