The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance led by Nelson Chamisa has approached the regional body – the Southern African Development Community to persuade the leadership to “stand with the oppressed masses.”
Chamisa claimed that the ruling ZANU PF was abusing state institutions including Parliament and courts to force the biggest opposition in the country to come to the table. Chamisa said:
Sadc must always seek solidarity with oppressed citizens. No single country problem is that country’s problem alone. A sneezing Zimbabwe will make the entire region catch a cold. A Zimbabwean problem, a Zambian problem, a Malawian problem ceases to be a single country’s problem.
Institutions of the State like the courts, the army, independent commissions must be professional and independent to ensure economic prosperity and political stability.
We are where we are because of disputed elections. Two years on, we have not resolved political questions.
This comes amid reports that state security forces are interfering in internal MDC affairs in which they are siding with the faction led by Thokozani Khupe.
Reports suggest that soldiers and police recently seized Morgan Tsvangirai Huse wich te MDC Alliance was using as its headquarters and gave it to the Khupe faction.
Chamisa-led MDCA has been opposed to “meaningless” dialogue with ZANU PF and snubbed the Political Actors Dialogue (POLAD) forum initiated by President Mnangagwa to “long-lasting solutions” to the economic and humanitarian and political crises bedevilling the country.