MDC slams Zanu PF terrorism tactics

HARARE – South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) correspondent John Nyashanu was also among the mostly trade activists who were violently arrested during yesterday's clashes between Robert Mugabe's police and trade unionists.

The Movement for Democratic Change has condemned “Zanu PF’s terror tactics”, saying: “We believe that the workers’ rights are inviolable and inalienable and any democratic authority should allow workers to exercise their constitutional rights of assembly and movement.

“We believe that the ZCTU’s peaceful protest was justified as the people cannot survive on the $500 000 daily maximum withdrawal limit.

“The cash shortages and high inflation signify the general collapse of all sectors in the country due to misgovernance, corruption and patronage.”

The Global Political Agreement (GPA) signed between the three major political parties guarantees the basic freedoms and rights of people to express themselves, said the MDC spokesman Nelson Chamisa, adding that the latest acts of thuggery were a clear indication that Zanu (PF) has not change is way of operating to act in accordance with the GPA.

“Zanu PF remains the undemocratic party of terror and thuggery. It remains the epicentre of repression of the people’s basic rights and freedoms.

“It remains the haven and sanatorium of an unstinting instinct that believes that the solution to all problems lies in violence and repression,” he said.

Chamisa said Zanu PF’s actions on the ground undermined their commitment on paper; and showed that a leopard cannot change its spots. Source: Changezimbabwe.com