MDC Alliance pushes for Chinamasa arrest
Gumbo and Mahere claimed that Chinamasa incited violence by calling on Zanu PF members to crush the opposition and any other protesters on July 31.
“The defendant went further to make a plea to his Zanu PF supporters that they had a legal right to violently confront protesters on July 31 whom he labelled as MDC Alliance supporters and loyalists.“It was alleged that following Chinamasa’s statement Zanu PF supporters wielding machetes and axes subsequently issued a video declaring violence against the MDC Alliance.”
“They have got a legal and constitutional right to defend themselves, their families, spouses, children, property and possessions. Don’t ask for permission from anybody, it’s your constitutional and legal right. Don’t be intimidated by hooligans and mercenaries. Don’t be like sitting ducks as you were in August of 2018 and January 2019 phoning us. No, this time use any means at your disposal to defend yourselves and we are saying this unambiguously,” Chinamasa added.