Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) leader Nelson Chamisa has vowed to continue with his rallies across the country urging President Mnangagwa to accept reasonable rivalry.
Chamisa made the remarks whilst addressing members of the media following attacks he encountered at the hands of suspected Zanu PF supporters in Gokwe-Kabuyuni where he was canvassing for his party candidate ahead of Saturday’s by-election.
“I want to say to Zanu PF, I will go anywhere and everywhere, you will not stop me. You are not the owners of this land, Zimbabwe belongs to Zimbabweans. Mr Mnangagwa accept fair competition don’t resort to your tactics that you have used before they will not work on me, I can tell you this. I am ready for peace, I am ready to fight to the finish.
“I know that you are using unconstitutional means, underhand tactics and you have also been using the courts but I can tell you victory for the citizens is certain and we are determined, the people are determined, no darkness last forever, all darkness is but for a season.
“The past six months, it’s shocking to see that we have over 28 arrests mainly of opposition leaders including the Nyatsime 16, just yesterday alone in Gokwe 13 people were badly injured. I saw all of them some were burnt literally by fire, torture in broad daylight. Why? Because you are putting on a yellow t-shirt,” said Chamisa
He accused Zanu PF officials including local government Minister July Moyo of coordinating the violence and chase that ensued.
“They chased after our convoy and we had to find ways through our security team to block them, they had guns AK47s and of course they had almost 21 vehicles but I understand that July Moyo was also part of that delegation. What shocks me is that we have Government ministers who are behaving like little thugs, I don’t understand it, and they literally incite violence, sponsor and coordinate violence which is very unfortunate,” he said.