Human rights activists from Bulawayo have rallied to Linda Masarira‘s defence. Masarira is currently embroiled in controversy after allegedly labelling Ndebele people as cowards. However, some activists have rushed to her aid, saying that this was an effort to divide human rights activists. They aalso said that this was a tactic to divert them from major issues.
Bulawayo Youths Arise (Buya) chief executive officer, Mthokozisi Ncube said:
This is a clear sign of someone wanting to divert us from the major issues to small issue.
This Constitution Campaign leader, Abigail Mpambi said:
l am grateful our chairperson clarified the Masarira issue. We will continue to recognise Linda Masarira as a human rights defender, who, of course, might have her own shortcomings, where she can be answerable as an individual. We, as activists, are very far from prioritising fighting our fellow comrade, while a system that invested in dividing the people of Zimbabwe’s attention is taking a spectator role.