Chamisa’s Life Under Threat: MDC

THE opposition Movement for Democratic Change President, President Nelson Chamisa is living under a serious threat from the suspected state security agents who have put up apartheid-style surveillance which is in violation of the Constitution and the charismatic leader’s privacy, party spokesperson, Jacob Mafume has said.

Addressing the media in the capital today, Mafume alleged state security agents interfered with Chamisa’s motorcade on its way back from Marondera rally.

Mafume said the pursues were a serious threat to the life security of Chamisa and the MDC leadership as a whole.

“The dire security situation in Zimbabwe is such that it is not only president Chamisa whose life is in danger but his family and the top leadership of the MDC. Vice President Senator Morgen Komichi, Deputy National Chairperson Hon. Tendai Biti and Youth Assembly Chairperson Hon. Happymore Chidziva have all had their lives threatened in one form or the other.

“The security noticed that the pursuers had sophisticated high-tech communication gadgets, were armed and the vehicle co-ordinating them had blue lights. Their demeanor was that of calm and trained individuals. In any case, when they were approached, they identified themselves as government officials,” Mafume said.

The MDC also dismissed as malicious Information Minister, Monica Mutsvangwa’s statement ruling out the involvement of state security agents in interfering with Chamisa’s motorcade on Saturday.

“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,” said Mafume.

“What is worrying about the Saturday scuffle is that they physically interfered with the motorcade and attempted to grab and abduct the President.

“They followed his motorcade from Marondera and when the security realized that they were being followed, as per their protocol, they deliberately drove into Ruwa to stave off the followers who doggedly kept on their tail. The President’s motorcade then returned to the highway, turned into Mabvuku and drove to the police station where a report was made,” added Mafume.

Meanwhile, Chamisa’s head of security has been called today the Harare Central Police station for questioning.