Mthwakazi Republic Party (MRP) president Mqondisi Moyo confirmed to NewsDay that they were summoned by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) and cautioned against protesting against President Emmerson Mnangagwa during the official opening of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) today.
Moyo however denied that they had plans to protest against the Zanu-PF leader. Said Moyo:
We did not and we do not have any such plans to demonstrate at the ZITF. In any case, we never publicise our plans. However, it is true that senior police officers called us on Tuesday questioning us on the planned protest. The senior cops in attendance, such as Chief Superintendent Mthokoisi Manzini, said they had gathered information that we wanted to protest. I would like to think it was more of fear on their part that we had such plans. They were saying the protest, if any, will soil the country’s image during such a prestigious event when the country is looking for investors.
Mthwakazi has in the past held demonstrations against Mnangagwa whom they say had a hand in the mass killings that left over 20 000 people dead in the Midlands, Bulawayo and Matabeleland provinces.