HARARE- The Thokozani Khupe led MDC’ s spokesperson Linda Masarira said Zimbabweans should put aside political affiliations, hatred, tension, hate speeches and focus on rehabilitating the fractured country and promote the spirit of accepting diversification of political parties.
Masarira told the Mail&Telegraph, that the political atmosphere in Zimbabwe has innovated an irksome highly polarised society which is characterised by intolerant citizens who are overzealous in presenting hate speech, insults and that must come to an end for the progress of the nation.
“Our politics have produced a polarised society full of intolerant citizens who breathe hate speech and insults.
“We must work very hard to undo this self destruct and poisonous culture, ” she said.
Masarira said it was essential that all political parties promote dialogues. She was trying to justify recent pictures of her putting on a Zanu PF regalia.
“It is imperative, therefore, that we engage in conversations that show demonstrable maturity and focus on developmental issues, ” she said.
She also said a culture of offending and insulting people of the opposition party for wearing political regalia of their party should end and focus on finding a solution to lift up Zimbabwe from the quagmire of economic hurdles.
“It must be taboo that we get offended by a mere T-Shirt.
We must tell our people to channel their energy on proffering solutions to our challenges to rise from this quagmire, ” she said.
Masarira urged all supporters of different political parties to understand that they should not get into conflict because of their differences but they should all understand that the objectives of all political parties in Zimbabwe are to develop and build a better country.
“Its high time political parties followers understood that we are not enemies of each other but institutions of different political ideologies all aimed at building our great country, ” she said.
As such we must discourage a language dominated by a vocabulary of hate speech, insults, and political violence.
Masarira also advised people of Zimbabwe to promote serenity, love, peace and all leaders must take heed of that as a foundation of their inspirations.
“Our language should be of peace, love, and harmony.
“True leaders need that as a foundation and revolutionaries make that the purpose to their visions. We have more that unites us than what divides us, ” she said.