MDC Divided Over Course Of Action After Govt Threats

The opposition MDC party is reportedly divided on what to do given the ever-deteriorating economic situation in the country.

Party leader, Nelson Chamisa, is said to be inclined towards dialogue while party hardliners desire a direct confrontation with the government.

The Daily News reports that Chamisa wants to give dialogue a chance, though President Emmerson Mnangagwa has hitherto snubbed the opposition leader.

MDC officials who include youth leader Obey Tererai Sithole and vice national chairperson, Job Sikhala, who is facing treason charges, have called for protests.

Meanwhile, the government has warned that the government will not hesitate to deploy soldiers who are trained to shot to kill. Speaking at a ZANU PF event in Gweru over the weekend, party national commissar and deputy Defence Minister Victor Matemadanda said:

I warn that our police are trained to use minimum force but I do not know the limits of minimum force, but when the police are overpowered we will call the boys (soldiers).

The Constitution that we wrote together allows us to send soldiers and they don’t use minimum force, they don’t know it, they are trained to kill. So forewarned is forearmed.

More: Daily News

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