State plotting Chamisa assassination through road accident – MDC
By Staff Reporter
THE MDC has accused the Zanu PF led government of attempts to assassinate its leader Nelson Chamisa through a road car accident.
This comes after the main opposition claimed Saturday that Chamisa had survived an abduction plot by armed persons they claim to be state security agents.
Party spokesperson Jacob Mafume on Friday said the state has sent people to tail Chamisa at high speed where ever he went using “apartheid” style surveillance tactics.
This, he said, endangered the opposition chief’s life and that of his family members.
“It is sinister in that the surveillance is being done in a manner that endangers the life of the President,” Mafume said.
“They follow his motorcade at extraordinarily high speeds, they interfere with the vehicles in his motorcade and at times they almost run him off the road in blatant violation of road rules.
“We are certain the intention is to cause an accident and then blame his drivers of negligence.”
Mafume said on Saturday, cars with “cloned” registration plates trailed Chamisa’s convoy from Marondera where he had addressed a rally and later tried “grab and abduct” him from his car.
Government, through Information and Publicity Minister Monica Mutsvangwa, has dismissed the claims saying the circumstances mentioned pointed to “road rage” involving Chamisa, his aides and other motorists.
But Mafume said it was never beyond the state to abduct its enemies in broad daylight as happened with firebrand pro-democracy activist Itai Dzamara who disappeared without trace after being abducted by state agents in 2015.
“The statement by Monica Mutsvangwa is not only misleading but malicious and a direct attempt to influence police investigation towards a particular direction of charging the victim and not the perpetrators,” Mafume said.
“…Remember this is the same government that blamed Itai Dzamara for disappearing himself! “
The MDC spokesperson said there have been two other cases in September and November in which Chamisa’s life has been threatened, citing the pastor’s frequent retreats for prayer sessions in Domboshava, just outside Harare.