MDC advocates peace

HARARE - The MDC has re-affirmed its commitment to peace and urged its supporters to refrain from violence in the run up to the elections.

Spokesman Nelson Chamisa has distanced himself from weekend remarks attributed to him insinuating that the MDC would bring Kenya-style carnage to Zimbabwe if President Robert Mugabe and his ruling Zanu (PF) party stole the forthcoming general elections.

Chamisa said for the record, neither himself nor any other speaker at the rally, incited violence. “The MDC has never and will never believe in violence,” he said.

“In fact, we congratulated Zimbabweans for resisting the temptation to throw the country into anarchy despite Mugabe’s desperate attempts to provoke the people,” Chamisa said. “I emphasized that no politician is worth dying for and no blood should be shed on account of political disputes. While it is true that all speakers urged the regime to ensure that the next election is free and fair, no one agitated for violence. In fact, the real lesson from Kenya is that violence neither rewards a nation nor its citizens.” – Chief reporter

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