Vice President of the Thokozani Khupe-led MDC-T, Ober Gutu has hit out at the United States of America for allegedly interfering in Zimbabwe’s domestic affairs.
Speaking to The Herald on allegations levelled against the global superpower that it had a hand in the demonstrations that were planned by the Chamisa-led MDC Alliance, Gutu warned America not to treat Zimbabwe as if its a puppet state. He said:
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We respect the United States of America as a superpower and a global political force, but at the same time, the Americans and indeed, all other foreigners for that matter, should simply leave us to decide and determine our own destiny.
Just look at the havoc that American political interference has brought about in Venezuela. Zimbabwe might be a small country, but all the same, we are a sovereign and independent State and we don’t deserve to be treated like some satellite puppet state of the United States.
Speaking at a press conference at the Zanu-PF Headquarters in Harare on Monday, Zanu-PF secretary for Youth Affairs and party Chief Whip, Pupurai Togarepi castigated US ambassador to Zimbabwe, Brian Nichols for supporting MDC Alliance “terrorists”. He said:
We are very concerned by the behaviour of the American ambassador in Zimbabwe, he is meddling in our politics.
This ambassador in our view is sponsoring these terrorists, he is aiding violence caused by MDC-A.