The MDC Alliance through its spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere has said the attacks on her party by the ruling party’s spokesperson Patrick Chinamasa who at a press conference said Nelson Chamisa and Tendai Biti were training bandits in Europe are defamatory and a threat to their existence as an opposition party in Zimbabwe, the Daily Times reports.
Speaking to Zimlive Mahere said:
It’s a matter of regret that Chinamasa has resorted to a false, malicious and reckless attack on the MDC Alliance. Instead of addressing the multifaceted socio-economic and governance crisis that plagues Zimbabwe currently, he has fabricated unfounded claims against our movement.
His unrestrained remarks betray the desperation and incompetence of Zanu PF which has failed to address the national crisis and has resorted to threats, intimidation and propaganda to mask its incompetence. We demand an urgent retraction of the defamatory allegations against our president, vice president and indeed our party to the effect that we are training youths in Moldova and Serbia. The MDC Alliance is a party committed to non-violence and peaceful resolution of the national crisis.
Chinamasa’s aggressive and unrestrained remarks and tone are unconstitutional and a threat to our right to challenge the government and hold it to account without the threat of reprisals. Moreover, we reaffirm that without sincere dialogue and a political settlement, the nation will continue to suffer from the harmful effects of the legitimacy deficit that plagues Mr Mnangagwa’s regime flowing from the disputed election of 2018.
Chinamasa sent chilling threats to the said detractors of his party’s government and even called on the countries he said the bandits are being trained Serbia and Moldova and said the Zimbabwean government will not tolerate that.
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