By Nelson Chamisa
“He wants me killed and dead.”
“They want blood and more blood.
“They missed by seconds because Our #Godisinit. Violence and assassinations won’t solve complex national challenges.
“I’m Nyanga today meeting the community.
“Change must happen.
“The citizens are clear!
In a statement, MDC Alliance national spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere said the thugs who were armed gathered around Chamisa’s entourage armed with weapons.
“Yesterday, at approximately 5pm, bullets were fired at the convoy of President Nelson Chamisa as he was about to enter Mutare. One of the bullets flew through the vehicle carrying President Chamisa. Loud gunshots were heard by those at the scene.
“About 12 unmarked Hilux vehicles trailed the convoy of the President as the road was blockaded with rocks. Vehicles that were part of the convoy were stoned. Armed ZANU PF thugs gathered around President Chamisa’s convoy. The thugs were armed with knobkerries, axes, guns and knives.
“The shooting incident was preceded by an unprecedented number of roadblocks which were manned by police officers who were taking instructions from the ZANU PF thugs. A gentleman by the name Mambondiani of ZANU PF coordinated the attack,” said Mahere
Mahere added, “Yesterday’s sad incident follows another assassination attempt on the life of the President last Monday when he was in Masvingo. Again, his vehicle was heavily stoned by ZANU PF thugs in an orgy of violence that resulted in five members of his team being badly injured and hospitalized. What is beyond doubt is that ZANU PF is terrified of the unstoppable groundswell of citizen support for President Chamisa & the broad alliance forming in every village and every town to win Zimbabwe for change.
“Despite the harassment and intimidation, President Chamisa and the MDC Alliance are continuing with the tour which will see the President engage citizens, civic leaders and special interest groups as we strengthen the broad alliance to win Zimbabwe for change. What is central for us is to champion the cause of the Zimbabwean people who face grave economic difficulties, depleted wages, a rising cost of living, a broken education system, dilapidated infrastructure, extreme poverty and a public health system that is on its knees,” said Mahere