On Saturday, MDC leader Nelson Chamisa was not allowed entry into the National Sports Stadium with his motorcade, as he was stopped by security agents.
Permanent secretary in the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Mr Nick Mangwana said Chamisa was not barred from entering the stadium. He said everyone else, including Government ministers, were not allowed to enter the stadium in their vehicles. Said Mangwana:
He was not barred. All other dignitaries including ministers were parking their cars outside and walking in. But Chamisa refused and wanted to drive in. Security protocol did not allow this and he walked away. He was not denied entry. Chamisa is being a drama queen. A prima donna out to attract attention for the sake of it. Government has no business barring people from funerals or any functions, but protocol has to be followed. We are not a chaotic Government.