‘Protesters seek to spread Covid-19’
SENIOR STAFF WRITER
ZANU PF yesterday accused organisers of the planned July 31 protest of seeking to pull President Emmerson Mnangagwa down by ensuring that the country is overwhelmed by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the Daily News reports.
“Zanu PF is also alive to the fact that some of these detractors, through their embassies, had already started to incite their stooges in the ‘evil’ society to engage in a demonstration and violate the already existing regulations so that our cases could become unbearable. As Zanu PF, we speak with a bold no. We will not stand and fold our hands watching while hostile people organise to put our people at risk. No,” Chinamasa said.
Chinamasa described the assertion as nonsensical, accusing the opposition of praying that the country’s streets would have dead bodies strewn all over with authorities failing to handle the deadly pandemic.