Chamisa stands with arrested lawyer, says Mnangagwa days numbered
By Staff Reporter
MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa on Wednesday took time to visit the Harare Magistrates’ court in solidarity with his lawyer Thabani Mpofu who faces trial for perjury.
Mpofu was arrested on Monday by officers from the Central Intelligence Department’s (CID) Anti-Corruption Unit charged with obstructing the course of justice.
He was taken to court on Wednesday.
Speaking to journalists outside court, Chamisa said late former president Robert Mugabe was a smaller dictator compared to his successor Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Chamisa also blasted Mnangagwa for allowing the national lockdown against the spread of coronavirus to go on with no communication without paying regard to the suffering of the masses.
The opposition leader said time is coming when Mnangagwa will go like other dictators.
“He has taken dictatorship to another level and we will have to make sure that Mnangagwa is shown the way that is shown all dictators. They have to exit the people’s spaces and have to be shown the way and time is coming We are drawing a line in the sand,” he said.
“It is something that we are taking very seriously. We cannot continue like this. We must say; ‘Enough is Enough’. People are suffering. We are seeing this perpetual lockdown. No clarity in terms of when the lockdown is likely to end.
“People are actually locked up in their houses. Their houses have become dens of poverty and prisons where they cannot pursue livelihoods.”