Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) leader Nelson Chamisa says the violent attack on his supporters by ZANU PF activists during a campaign rally in Kwekwe on Sunday is provocative and intended to plunge the country into bloodshed and instability.
Speaking during a press conference in Harare on Monday, Chamisa warned that suppressing young people through violence will be counterproductive as it would sow the seeds of instability.
Chamisa said the ZANU PF-led Government is worse than the Rhodesian regime because, unlike the latter, which was a racist white minority cabal, the former oppresses its own people.
He said: “No amount of threat nor intimidation will save our youths. Is this not the same suppression under Smith that gave birth to the liberation idea?
All the war veterans of our liberation struggle and the entire crop of leaders in govt today were the same age (18 to 30) as the youths that they brutalized in Kwekwe last Sunday and are brutalizing across the country.
Their only crime is seeking the right to self-determination through peaceful campaigning and peaceful elections.
Chamisa warned ZANU PF against emulating Ian Smith’s oppressive Rhodesian regime saying this will make the situation worse.
They’re closing all channels for healthy political discourse, healthy deliberative and conversational politics. –ZimSituation