The opposition MDC said it will not interfere with ZANU PF’s planned anti-sanctions demo scheduled for 25 October 2019.
MDC deputy spokesperson, Luke Tamborinyoka, on Monday told the Daily News his party has no reason to infiltrate Zanu PF processes and functions. He said:
We have no reason to infiltrate Zanu PF processes and functions. The MDC is a non-violent party. We stand guided by Article 4.6 of the MDC constitution which states that we will prosecute our struggle in a peaceful and non-violent manner.
We have no intention whatsoever to taint the already damaged Zanu PF name as they are trying to do by linking us to the 210 helmets that were found in a building that has nothing to do with the party.
Tamborinyoka’s remarks follow Vice President Kembo Mohadi’s claims over the weekend that the ruling party had received intelligence suggesting that opposition parties and civil society organisations were planning to foment chaos during the demo.
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) declared October 25 the day for solidarity with Zimbabwe in calling for the removal of targeted sanctions imposed by Western powers.