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Mutodi Fires Back

Deputy Minister and Member of Parliament for Goromonzi West, Energy Mutodi, has lashed out at the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) which has maintained its stance that President Emmerson Mnangagwa is not the legitimate leader.

Speaking to 263Chat in a telephone interview today, Mutodi who is the Deputy Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting said opposition members had full rope to enjoy freedom of expression.

In a scathing attack on the Mnangagwa administration, opposition legislator and MDC Deputy National Chairperson, Tendai Biti said Zanu PF lacked the moral compass to turn around the economy as the party has blood on its hands.

“Our movement remains the only legitimate credible body to carry forward the aspirations of our people. Those with blood on their hands, those who created yesteryear’s crises, those who invented today’s impasse cannot pursue the transformation agenda,” said Tendai Biti, deputy chairperson of the MDC.

But Mutodi hit back saying opposition members were enjoying freedom of expression which during the former President Robert Mugabe was never a guarantee, adding that Zanu PF was more concerned about uprooting the country from the current economic impasse to a middle income status by 2030.

“The reality is that Zimbabwe has transformed and will keep on that track until we realize an upper middle class economy in line with the President’s vision 2030. It is no longer business as usual and clearly it is no longer the same country where human rights freedoms were denied including freedom of opinion and expression.

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“Government is happy that opposition members like Tendai Biti are now free to make any statement they want and go scot free. There is now freedom of expression and freedom after expression which all Zimbabweans deserve without compromise,” the Deputy Minister said.

The MDC insists that the 30 July harmonized elections were rigged in favor of the incumbent, President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

They have also dismissed the outcome of an appeal they made at the Constitutional court challenging the outcome of the Presidential elections, alleging that the judiciary system was captured by the state and Zanu PF party.

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