The Movement for Democratic Change party led by Nelson Chamisa has issued a statement condemning the attacks on Chief Ndiweni by government and ZANU PF members.
Jacob Mafume, the Party Spokesperson said:
The military State and the cult has displayed that by all accounts the Chief was right. Matemadanda’s press conference, Nick Mangwana and Energy Mutodi were all inciting and unacceptable.
The advocate has also said that it is not surprising that the attacks came a day after ZANU PF officials had threatened the chief. He said:
Within a day of their reckless utterances the Chief was attacked by a Zanu PF mob in Bulawayo who attempted to take his vehicle. It is clear. Those vehicles given to Chiefs were meant to convert them into a captured community. This too is unacceptable. Not to mention that Zanu PF was all in defence of Chief Charumbira when he was found on the wrong by the courts for partisan behavior.
The spokesperson has argued that Chief Ndiweni was innocent as he was only rebuking violations of human rights. He further suggested that ZANU PF officials were the ones who needed to be held accountable for their threats and attacks on the chief.