Zanu PF govt barbaric: MDC

HARARE - The main opposition MDC has savaged Zanu PF as “satanic” for its alleged insensitivity to the suffering of Zimbabweans who live in squalor and abject poverty while “chefs” feast on caviar and champagne.

It also said the country had slid into the abyss over the past 36 years due to President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF’s misrule.

The MDC made these scathing comments as a recent Zimbabwe Poverty Atlas report — whose research was carried out by Zimstat, the World Bank and the United Nation’s Children Fund — said some districts such as Nkayi were facing an astronomical poverty prevalence of 95,6 percent.

Of particular concern to the MDC, it said, is the fact that the government which is now calling for national prayers, has not supported church-led initiatives such as those relating to missing democracy activist Itai Dzamara.

MDC spokesperson Obert Gutu said Zanu PF should desist from “masquerading as a God-fearing party when history is littered with examples of their atrocities”.

“Isn’t it very ironic that the very same government that has in the past ruthlessly and savagely clamped down on Zimbabweans gathering to pray for Itai Dzamara’s safe return is now calling upon Zimbabweans to pray for rain as well as for the country’s various socio-economic challenges to be redeemed?

“As the MDC, we have always been a God-fearing political party and this is the main reason why we actively participated in the Itai Dzamara prayers.

“Whilst the government’s call for prayers should be applauded, we should also condemn the same government for displaying double standards.

“God is a jealous God and He doesn’t allow His name to be taken in vain.

“The Zanu PF regime is essentially satanic and thus, they should be the last people to masquerade as a God-fearing government,’’ Gutu said.

The government pleaded with churches last week to pray for rains as millions of Zimbabweans face hunger and an uncertain future.

Gutu also equated the Zanu PF government, which has violently crushed demonstrations in the past few weeks, to a “terrorist organisation”.

“It is apparent that the Zanu PF regime is afraid of the people of Zimbabwe.

“The regime is now paranoid as it is acutely aware of the fact that millions of Zimbabweans are living in abject poverty and destitution as a direct result of the regime’s misrule, unmitigated corruption and misgovernance.

“Typical of all dictatorial and fascist regimes, the Zanu PF government is determined to use brute force and violence in order to unconstitutionally stop Zimbabweans from exercising their constitutional right to stage peaceful demonstrations,” Gutu said.

Comments (6)

Uuuuum when it comes to the things of God i advise everybody to be restraint.Our ways are not God's ways just as our thinking is not God's. If one ship gets lost, he will leave the other 99 to look for the lost one. For now the focus is Dzamara. The nation should pray for his safety and safe return.

Macheka - 11 January 2016

Yes spot on zanu its govt and supporters are barbarians that is a known fact . Only barbarians and satanist can chop of people's 's hands bcoz they voted for another party thereafter brag that they are being given short sleeves . This happened in 2008 when zanu pf barbarians went to reserves threatened and to some extent hacked off some opposition supporters 's limbs after Mugabe was thrashed by Morgan during elections .Killing 20 000 unarmed civilians bcoz they speak same language as those 113 men who have rebelled against zanu govt for treating them like kak is pure barbaric and no question about it . Destroying poor people 's homes and without giving them alternative ones is saskum and barbaric taking a white man 's farm bcoz you suspect he is sponsoring the opposition again is diabolic . employing civil workers on tribal grounds instead of ability is satanic . Closing companies all over the country and forcing citizens to run away from their home country and stay in some foreign countries that is barbaric . Keeping a useless semi blind limping and frail very very very very old person as president is crazy and barbaric.

Diibulaanyika - 11 January 2016

Mdc plz on dzamara,tell us what yo intelligence branch reported to yu on dzamara.yu shuld have a reliable report on his disapearence.or maybe yu dont have an intelligence branch?dont just say C.I.o.maybe its yo internal wars that ate him,maybe zanu thugs coz all parties have unruly thugs bent on tarnishing party image.if it cio yu shuld then have the operatives names.who r they?if yu dont know then yu need help,yu party lacks structures.and in intelligence ci rcles yuneed cash to get infor.if yu broke then yu may not be a fully fledged political party.zanu had that unit from 1963.zapu from 1960.Dabengwa n Mnangagwa r products of those units.and why was Dzamara always by himself wth placards?whr was the leadership.

viola gwena - 12 January 2016

All parties hav an intelligence branch.I mean proper political parties.why shuld mdc rely on doubtfull zrp?they shuld rely on their own branch for intelligence.so to obert ,where is Dzamara?yo party sincerity is suspect,on Dzamara.say smething clever that shows depth not just say cio.get cracking upstairs n perform.

viola gwena - 12 January 2016

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