“I Have Received Death Threats” Says MDC-T Spokesperson Obert Gutu

MDC-T national spokesperson Obert Gutu has claimed that he received death threats from youth members from his own party.

He made the claims after an interview on Monday evening on Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa’s Election Debate show which was broadcast on Capitalk FM and Star FM. He said MDC-T should accept that there are people that mastermind violence from within and not blame the Zanu-PF government or the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) for infiltrating and causing chaos. Said Gutu:

Lets bite the bullet and agree that among us we have elements who propagate violence. I personally have been a victim of threats. I obviously have not made an issue out of it by going to the police. I have received phone calls, I have received threats of death on my WhatsApp from people whom I know. Youths whom I know, whom I can identify, whom I can name by name.

Gutu’s revelation comes after one of the opposition party’s vice presidents Thokozani Khupe was attacked at the burial of Morgan Tsvangirai.

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Obert Chaurura Gutu is a Zimbabwean lawyer, politician and a former member of MDC-T where he was the party's spokesperson. Gutu had resigned from the party after leadership disputes following the death of its leader Morgan Tsvangirai., however, he was dismissed in March 2018 along... Read More About Obert Gutu

Capitalk FM (also referred to as Capital 100.4 FM) is a commercial talk radio station broadcasting to the Harare city. It is owned by the Zimbabwe Newspapers (Zimpapers). The station was launched in 2016. The station was initially known as KE100.4FM. The name changed later... Read More About Capitalk FM

Thokozani Khupe is a Zimbabwean politician, cancer activist and the former Vice President of the Movement for Democratic Change. She challenged President Nelson Chamisa for the bid to succeed the late MDC-T founder Morgan Tsvangirai. Khupe reportedly said she will run for President in the... Read More About Thokozani Khupe

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