The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) led by Nelson Chamisa has bemoaned what it termed ‘fascist antics’ by the state after its leader Obey Sithole allegedly survived an ‘abduction attempt’ at the hands of suspected state security agents on Wednesday evening.
In a statement, the league spokesperson Steven Chuma said his party was concerned with the ongoing attempted attack on its leaders, amidst calls for a national action by the opposition party as the economy continues to deteriorate.
“The MDC Youth Assembly is deeply concerned and riled by the fascist antics of state security agents on innocent youth leadership. It is very shocking and saddening that the state repressive machinery stooped so low by attempting to abduct our Youth Assembly National Chairman for airing public grievances at a television program
“We want to make it categorically clear that that the behavior or misbehavior of state security agents is quite provocative!” said Chuma.
The outspoken youth spokesperson also added that as a party, they are concerned by the economic situation in the country, adding violence could not be the solution to the crisis.
“Our grievances and concerns about the dwindling economic and political situation are genuine and mirrors the people’s nervous conditions hence can never be solved through abductions, bayonets or bullets,” he added
Speaking to this publication, Cecilia Chimbiri, the youth vice Chairperson said she witnessed the abduction attempt on Obey and the Zimbabwean masses must constitutionally remove the Mnagagwa regime: “let’s unite against the ruthless regime that has caused untold suffering and pain to the citizens of Zimbabwe by constitutionally removing them. As we call for mass action, don’t be afraid to occupy the streets, it’s your constitutional right and it’s not punishable by death on Zimbabwean soil. We want this regime gone and get Zimbabwe to work again. It’s time to liberate ourselves, no one is going to do that for us. Expect us .Until victory be safe Zimbabweans”
The party wing cited statements of Minister of Defence Oppah Muchinguri and her deputy Victor Matemadanda about the intention to use military force to thwart protests as the country could be headed for ugly times, adding that as an assembly, it was their ‘duty is to retaliate in fashion that will save the country’.
Analysts say the country’s warring main political parties should unite in dialogue in order to save the country from a possible civil war as tensions continue to mount.