Khupe lampoons Chamisa faction for celebrating hollow victory


The attack on President Thokozani Khupe and our party member’s yesterday is criminal and unlawful. The acts of violence that happened in front of the most powerful criminal court in the country tells a story of the attitude towards the law institutions. The routine nature of such behaviour betrays a sense of impunity by those Chamisa supporters we have only seen in ZANU PF. They have always gotten away with violent acts before, they will get away with it again.

The MDCT has historically been subjected to violence and it is now clear that the MDCT led by Dr Khupe continues to be subjected to violence. It is also important to note that yesterday, the latest of the attacks happened in full view of law enforcement and the perpetrators have not been arrested. The identities of the perpetrators is known or at the very least is ascertainable by video evidence, it is clear they are not ZANU PF but supporters of Nelson Chamisa.

In the recent past, this gender and tribal violence has been meted out on women within Chamisa’s party e.g Hon. Majome and Lynnette Karenyi. We stand by our female politician colleagues in all other parties, we encourage them to stand up to abuse and victimization.

We challenge all civic organizations interested in human rights and political freedoms to stand on principles they supported during the constitution-making process including gender equality. Of fairness, of justice and rule of law.

We appeal to law enforcement and the criminal justice system to ensure the safety of all Zimbabweans ahead of the watershed election

We in MDC T look beyond the court cases, the cheap propaganda and the violence tactics (sic) that are being employed against us to the election that lies ahead. We want to assure Zimbabweans that they will get the alternative government based on constitutionalism and the rule of law as a way of Building an Economy to Support Transformation of people’s livelihoods.

Zimbabwe is a constitutional democracy where people’s freedoms are respected and as such we will continue to hold activities of the party as we prepare for victory in the 2018 elections.

We also thank the media for not turning a blind eye to these atrocities.


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Charles Rukuni
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