Former Finance Minister, Tendai Biti who is also the vice president of the opposition MDC led by Nelson Chamisa has said that the alleged shootings in Marondera at an MDC tree-planting ceremony clearly indicated that the state has banned the opposition party.
The MDC was planting trees in Marondera when gunshots were heard, click here to watch the video, with the party saying live rounds of ammunition were shot towards party leader, Nelson Chamisa.
Biti posted on Twitter to show his frustration, he said:
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At a local clinic in Marondera, where the MDC family and President @ were gathered for a tree-planting ceremony unprovoked police opened fire at unarmed civilians. The continued closure of space & downright abuse & lawlessness continues unabated under Emmerson
For all intents & purposes, the regime has de facto banned the MDC. We can’t breathe march or gather, in Parly our Committees can’t sit, we can’t even plant trees. The truth is Emmerson has failed to uphold & protect the constitution & guarantee the security of all @
Meanwhile, the police have since dismissed the allegations as not true saying that only tea smoke was used to “disperse the gathering and politicians with some who had been transported in combis openly refusing to comply with orders which had been given by the police”.
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