MDC co-vice president Morgen Komichi said that the government should as well arrest the Pope, Head of the Catholic Church as well as the Bishop of Canterbury, the world leader of the Anglican Church for the violence that rocked the country last week.
The state has allegedly targeted opposition activists and trade union leaders fomenting the riots that engulfed the country for three days last week. Komichi said that it was unfair to target only opposition supporters as the protests were citizen-led. Said Komichi:
If we really go back to what happened last week, it was a citizen movement. That is citizens standing up against the government.
Why then be selective and choose the MDC because among the people that were killed, victimised, are some from the Catholic diocese, some from the vendors, it was a mixture of all those people.
Why then be selective and say MDC alone was responsible for the action? If they are to arrest the MDC leadership, they must go and arrest the Pope at the Vatican and the Anglican Bishop because their people were also involved in these mass demonstrations.
We do not want to create a situation where they put the blame on us. The challenge of last week was the people’s challenge and actually triggered by President Mnangagwa himself.