MDC national chairperson Thabitha Khumalo said she received a death threat text message from “text.co.zw”, a bulk message system that is used by Parliament.
She forwarded the received threat messages to Daily News. The message reads:
Zita rangu ndinonzi ‘Death.’ Mafreedoms nemarights amunoda kukoshesa aya be careful kuti security in numbers haiwanzobatsiri kana wawega, we are gunning for u!
Khumalo said she is very disappointed the Parliament of Zimbabwe would want to intimidate her for carrying out my duty as the leader of the House. She said she does not know why she was being threatened as she has not done anything wrong. Said Khumalo:
If you look at the top message before the one that was threatening me, it was a message that was coming from the external relations officer who was instructing honourable members to collect some documents from his office. Now what boggles my mind is what is it that I have done wrong that is outside the rules and norms of Parliament. I have followed every single standing rule including the Constitution of Zimbabwe articulating issues that I have been sent by the people of Zimbabwe to come and present.