Watch: Chitungwiza MDC-Alliance Leaders Encourage Looting, Barricading

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MDC Leaders In Chitungwiza Encourage Looting, Kudira Jecha

Leading a crowd that had barricaded a road in Chitungwiza, some MDC leaders, amoung them MDC MP Godfrey Sithole, encourage protestors to make the country ungovernable. "Hapana panovakwa nyika pasina Jecha. Ticharamba tichidira Hecha kuti nyika ivakike."They also encourage looting of shops, saying to the protestors, "if you're hungry go and take from any open shop, we'll pay afterward".

Posted by Pindula on Sunday, 27 January 2019

A video of apparent MDC Alliance leaders encouraging protestors to loot and barricade roads in Chitungwiza two weeks ago is circulating online. In the video, one of the leaders encourage protestors to barricade a road, to make it impossible for anyone in Chitungwiza to go to town, or for those in town to come to Chitungwiza.

Another leader, after shouting MDC Alliance slogan “Chisa Mbama Chisa” says to the crowd (translated)

We didn’t come to play.
This action we have started, doesn’t end until he ends. We’ll keep making the country hard to govern. You can’t build a country before making it hard to govern first. We’ll keep making it hard to govern so that it can be built. If you’re hungry go and take from any open shop, we’ll pay afterwards.

The leader also says, Mnangagwa is coming back to the country because of the crisis and that they’d like to meet him at the airport. The police crackdown that followed the protests and resulted in the loss of at least 12 people and allegations of rape by soldiers.

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The MDC Alliance is a coalition of seven opposition parties that was launched on the 5th of August, 2017 at the Zimbabwe Grounds in Highfield, with the aim to challenge Zanu-PF in 2018 harmonised elections. The party's presidential candidate for the 2018 elections is Nelson... Read More About MDC Alliance

Chitungwiza is a dormitory town found some 30 km, from Harare. The town is known for producing some of the finest musicians such as Alick Macheso and Mechanic Manyeruke. The latest popuation survey(2012) revealed that the city has In 2013 it made international headlines after... Read More About Chitungwiza


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