By Lloyd Takawira
As political tension worsens in the country, arch-rivals Zanu PF and MDC Alliance have accused each other of terrorism.
Following a week long of tension in the country’s political arena with opposition led forces calling for a national demonstration dubbed #zanupfmustgo on the 31th of July, government critics, journalist Hopewell Chin’ono and Transform Zimbabwe leader Jacob Ngarivhume have been arrested while a manhunt for opposition leaders has begun.
At a press briefing held at his Munhumutapa offices, Home Affairs Minister, Kazembe Kazembe labelled opposition leaders as terrorists.
A similar accusation also traded by MDC Alliance Vice President, Tendai Biti .
Kazembe Kazembe who is also Mashonaland Central Zanu PF chair buttressed his fellow Zanu PF acting spokesperson, Patrick Chinamasa and Justice Minister, Ziyambi Ziyambi’s claim that opposition forces have became like terrorists and will be treated as such.
“There is no other means of obtaining power other than the ballot. Those who think otherwise will be met with the full wrath of the law,” he said.
Last week, Chinamasa described opposition forces as “terrorists” and called for a more confrontational approach from the ruling Zanu PF youths.
However, outspoken Biti countered the claims saying it was Zanu PF which was a “terrorists” organization not his party.
“We take great exception to the attempt to liquidate the MDC Alliance ,and other opposition forces and the attempt to labels the MDC Alliance as a terrorists organization by an unqualified individual in the name of Patrick Chinamasa. If anything is to be labeled a terrorist organization it should be Zanu PF which has been brutalizing and abducting citizens,” Biti said.
The country has been in abbsy since the disputed August 2018 election subsiquent to the ravaging coronavirus and the corruption allegations that have rocked the Mnangagwa administration.