FULL TEXT: MDC Hits Back In Kind As War Of Words With ZANU PF Continue

Simon Khaya Moyo not qualified to comment on President Chamisa’s speech

The difference between the MDC and Zanu PF is that we represent the people of Zimbabwe. We care about the challenges that the people of Zimbabwe are facing.

The cost of living is going up by the day, there are new taxes now and then, unemployment is shooting up, poverty is unbearable, millions of people are starving and the economy is shrinking.

We do the bidding for the people of Zimbabwe who are living in these problems and we will hold accountable whoever presides on such a status quo. We are not here to apologise for Mnangagwa, we are not his PR company, we care about the kind of life Zimbabweans are living.

We are not in the business of trying to find out what Zanu PF can do with prices or not. We are a political party, we were not formed to research on Zanu PF’s failure or potential, therefore, anyone who wants us to wait and see is misguided.

Firstly, Zanu PF’s communication misses the point totally. A demonstration cannot be characterised as mayhem and anarchy. It’s a Constitutionally guaranteed right, voted for by millions of Zimbabweans who knew that there will be failures like Mnangagwa and Zanu PF, who therefore needed a mechanism to be held accountable.

Demonstrations will go on regardless of Zanu PF feelings.

The threats about some intelligence report do not concern us as we are not criminals but the biggest political party and voice of reason in Zimbabwe.

For people who miss the point even on the definition of peace, they must comment on Zanu PF cell groups. Zanu PF is the least qualified to be talking about President Chamisa’s remarks.

They are too complex for them.

Peace refers to many other things.

Zanu PF should have checked the number of people jailed for political reasons, the number of people leaving the country and the amount of budget on defence and security before making a bold claim of peace.

On the economy, the points the failed Zanu PF shows that the people are in trouble and demonstrations are overdue. What is claimed to be solutions are reactions which will only create worse challenges.

We must go to sleep because there are price controls, really? How about dealing with the drivers of inflation.

We mentioned that the macroeconomic framework of Mthuli Ncube’s 2019 budget was based on false underlying assumptions and Khaya Moyo thought we wanted to just oppose because he lacks understanding of the subject, he demonstrates it again in his statement.

Finally, we all want restrictive measures to go, however, the causes that necessitated these measures must go first. Unfortunately, the cause is Zanu PF and it’s a total disregard of the rule of law, its failure to protect its citizens and treating them as enemies.

The MDC is not moved by Zanu PF’s misguided statements. In fact, it only shows there are no concrete solutions and demonstrations are justified.

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Jacob Mafume
MDC National Spokesperson



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Jacob MafumeSimon Khaya Moyo

Jacob Mafume is a Zimbabwean politician who is a member of the People's Democratic Party formerly the MDC Renewal Team party where he is the party spokesperson. Read More About Jacob Mafume

Simon Khaya Moyo is a politician and spokesperson of Zanu-PF and the former Minister of Energy and Power Development. He is a former ambassador of Zimbabwe to South Africa. Read More About Simon Khaya Moyo


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