MDC president Nelson Chamisa said those who demonstrated in the streets of Harare on August 1 were stupid. He said this while addressing the media at Harvest House today. Chamisa said it is improbable that he would incite people to go into the streets while he was still waiting for the results. He said this apparently distancing himself from allegations that he incited violence on August 1 which led to the shooting of at least 6 people after soldiers were called in to restore order. Chamisa has since been summoned by the Motlanthe Commission to appear before it next week on Wednesday. He said
I actually did not know about the first of August event. I only heard about it from some other person who called me, and I will mention the name of the person at the appropriate time.
MDC does not organise those tiny little ad hoc demonstrations. We are not an ad hoc party We are not a rat organisation we are an elephant organisation. When we organise things we organise elephant things, not these funny things that they say we did. Whoever organised those demonstrations was stupid. How can you demonstrate against a result that you have not yet seen?