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Zimbabwe's Main Opposition Group Accuses Government Of Threatening Its Leader


Zimbabwe’s main opposition group, the Movement for Democratic Change, says President Robert Mugabe’s ZANU-PF government is panicking. This follows a late night address on state television by Didymus Mutasa, minister of state security, who threatened physical harm to MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai. In a press statement, the MDC said for a minister to appear on national television and issue a chilling statement serves to confirm how the regime is panicking. The statement added that the dictatorship is suffering from a guilty conscience over its authorship of the Zimbabwean crises and is now engaged in shameful acts of shadow boxing and shadow chasing.

Nelson Chamisa is a spokesman for the opposition MDC. Speaking with English to Africa reporter Peter Clottey, he said, “What we have to realize is that this government seem to be [barren] of ideas and it has manifested in extraordinary levels of desperation and they have no solution for the political and economic crises that we are facing for the social decay we have witnessed in the country.”

Reacting to the recently found arms cache linked to the MDC, Chamisa said, “If you look at what they are now doing, they deliberately planted some arms. And what they forget is that in the MDC, we are not a rebel movement; we are a legitimate opposition political party.” He added that there is glaring evidence that suggests the government wants to eliminate MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai.

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