Chamisa Appeals For International Intervention To Zim Crisis
MDC President, Nelson Chamisa, has appealed to the international community, in particular, the SADC bloc to immediately intervene in the Zimbabwean crisis which he claims has escalated to a humanitarian crisis.
Chamisa told a press briefing Tuesday morning that the SADC body should not fold its hands while the situation in Zimbabwe, which has seen the army and police commit heinous crimes, continues unresolved.
“I have indicated this to SADC that we have a crisis situation in Zimbabwe, a humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe but I have not received any response.
“I don’t know how many bodies are needed to be seen on the streets before SADC does something, I don’t know how much blood needs to flow in the streets of Harare, I don’t know how many women are supposed to be raped before we see the intervention of our regional bodies to try and avert the situation,” he said.
A mere seven months after promising to put Zimbabwe on a new path to growth and prosperity, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has dealt citizens a shocking blow by raising the fuel price by 150% and standing by.
Inflation has spiked to the highest levels ever and a vicious security services clampdown has left a dozen people dead while there have been reports of continued terror attacks on civilians and rape cases at the hands of the army.
The government, however, continues to be ignorant to the reports, with the state-owned paper, The Herald, today quoting government spokesperson, Nick Mangwana as saying there is a “smear campaign against President Mnangagwa from the private and international media.
However, Chamisa said he will not rest until the issue has been brought to light and alleged that Mnangagwa must be held accountable to the killings and rape cases.