By Marshall Bwanya
MDC opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa has labelled President Emerson Mnangagwa as an intolerant, undemocratic and ruthless leader worse than his predecessor Robert Mugabe following the violent clampdown by security forces on today’s demonstration in Harare.
Chamisa accused Mnangagwa and his lieutenants for tampering with the law and using excessive force to foil the Free Zimbabwe March enshrined in section 59 of the Constitution.
“What is clear is, it’s turning out the regime in Harare is far worse than the Mugabe regime.
“One would be persuaded that Mugabe is back but you then realize that is not Mugabe’s energies.
“In fact Mugabe at his best has become a toddler in the kind of brutality we are facing, in terms of the magnitude of abuse and heavy energies we are experiencing,” Chamisa said.
The youthful leader mocked Mnangagwa for investing his efforts brutalising the masses instead of addressing the current gruelling economic grievances affecting the people.
“Police have new vehicles, uniforms and equipment, meaning to say they have money for police to brutalise the people but don’t have money to get us out of the electricity blackout, people also spend hours in long fuel queues,” he said.
Chamisa reiterated the current economic problem were symptoms of a political crisis caused by a stolen election prejudiced by ZEC and the Constitutional Court.
The youthful leader said Mnangagwa was an illegitimate leader bent on abusing the people’s basic human rights.
“Not only do we have an illegitimate regime in this country we also have a rogue regime, were government chooses to deploy armed people against its own civilians who have actually applied to air out their economic grievances,” he said.
The MDC president said the opposition would continue to enrol further demonstrations until the state responded to the people’s grievances.