MDC Vice President Morgen Komichi says Government should proceed to arrest the head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis if it was determined to account for leaders of the various groups that took part in last week’s protests over fuel price increases in Zimbabwe.
He said this while addressing the media at Morgan Tsvangirai House in Harare on Tuesday. Komichi said they were not behind the protests but said they were a reaction to Mnangagwa’s fuel price increase announcement. 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.