Heal Zimbabwe takes note of the disturbances that characterized the demonstration against police brutality that was organized by the MDC-T Youth Assembly on 24 August 2016. What started as a peaceful demonstration ended violently and led to a total lockdown of Harare central business district (CBD) as police fought running battles with protestors.
The MDC T Caucus is appalled, dismayed and disgusted by the anti- people behaviour displayed by ZANU PF members of Parliament in walking out of Parliament on diverse occasion to frustrate and thwart important motions to discuss definite matters of urgent public importance raised by Members of Parliament from the Party of excellence, the Movement for Democratic Change. The latest illustration of this disgusting behaviour is in regard to the very noble motion introduced by MDC T Vice President and Member Parliament for Kuwadzana East Honourable Nelson Chamisa on the 18th August 2016.
“Falsehood and favouritism has long dominated political strategy. Most politicians use rhetoric, half-truths, glittering generalities and the sin of omission, biased framing, and other types of deception (to counteract and discredit the emergence of political rivals and) to appeal to the greatest number of people possible for election or re-election.”- Jack Hari; Systems thinking. In brackets is my addition.
The MDC takes great exception to the Minister of Home Affairs, Ignatious Chombo’s reckless, ill – conceived and careless statement, apportioning blame of the ongoing citizen protest to President Morgan Tsvangirai. Chombo’s misplaced utterances are typical of the Zanu PF regime’s culture of denialism of the deepening political and socio-economic crisis that the regime has created through decades of economic mismanagement, looting of State resources ,rampant corruption and misgovernance.