Chamisa Rules Out Protests

Opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) has responded to suggestions of protests against the arrest of opposition leaders and supporters saying the party is not a violent party.

Chamisa has been criticised over the party’s failure to stage mass protests to push for the release of jailed legislators Job Sikhala and Godfrey Sithole together with 13 other party activists who were arrested in June on allegations of inciting violence and participating in acts of violence in Nyatsime following the murder of Moreblessing Ali.

Addressing thousands of party supporters at Mucheke stadium in Masvingo on Sunday, Chamisa said CCC was bringing in a new type of politics in the country.

“We are bringing a different type of politics to this country. Some people have been saying Chamisa tell people to go into the streets for violence because they listen to you. You are the leader, and they will do anything you tell them. I said no, God has no confusion, he will be telling me what to do.  

“Please do not force me to do what I have not been told to do yet. I will do it when the time is right, I will lead. We are not a violent party. Isu tinofamba naJesu; we do not do violent politics. We only do peace politics, developmental politics, and transformation politics,” said Chamisa

Analysts have described Chamisa as too weak to confront the Mnangagwa regime following a spate of arrests and ‘persecution’ of opposition supporters and legislators.

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