Former opposition MDC spokesperson Obert Gutu has accused MDC Alliance leader, Nelson Chamisa, of cowardice saying he hides from the struggle.
Although Chamisa has since the death of his mother early this month, been in his home town, Masvingo, his party has been rallying the citizenry to participate in the planned anti-government protests scheduled for this Friday.
Posting on Twitter, Gutu said:
‘Hiding’ in the bushes, somewhere in my ancestral land, the land of my forebearers, the land of the legendary Chaurura Wegona Chinemukutu, & ‘mobilizing’ people to fill up the streets on July 31. Cowardice REDEFINED… I have never, ever laughed this much all my life.
Gutu’s sentiments are shared by some social media users and MDC Alliance supporters who have often exhibited frustration in the MDC Alliance leadership over lack of enthusiasm to confront the ruling ZANU PF head-on.
Meanwhile, some say the toxic political culture in the country is forcing Chamisa to hide or take a retreating role adding that he and other opposition leaders would not have had to hide in a functional democracy.
The state has previously used sheer force on opposition protesters and has continued to crack down on dissent with the arrest of journalist Hopewell Chin’ono and Jacob Ngarivhume of opposition Transform Zimbabwe.
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