Says They were Paid Millions
Former MDC Member of Parliament for Masvingo Urban Tongai Matutu has claimed he was instrumental in inviting economic sanctions against Zimbabwe.
Part of Matutu’s statement reads:
_I and my fellow compatriots now in the CCC participated in this gruesome invasion of this country alongside Western countries who gave us millions of dollars for such an evil act that resulted in the death of so many innocent people. I do hereby apologise to Zimbabweans for waging direct economic warfare against them
_To the Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs and the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, I understand the seriousness of the crime we all committed while in the MDC, therefore seriously recommend you to set up a commission of inquiry, to look into our actions and the origins of the vicious and unwarranted sanctions, bringing to book all who were involved._
_I have incriminating evidence that l am ready to present before the commission so as to get justice for the general citizens who suffer as the West continue to wage an unholy war against our economy.
_Names, documents, bank statements, recordings and photos that I will produce the moment I am going to testify in front of the nation.
Tongai Matutu is a Zimbabwean politician and former MDC Masvingo Urban legislator. He joined Zanu PF on 2 November 2020. Matutu a lawyer by profession also served as a deputy youth minister during the now-defunct Government of National Unity (GNU) from 2008 to 2013
Mr Matutu dumped Tsvangirai’s party and teamed up with Mr Tendai Biti and others to form the People’s Democratic Party in 2014. The former legislator was disqualified from contesting the MDC Alliance Masvingo chairmanship in 2019 on the grounds that he once quit the party then led by late ex-Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai before he re-joined after heeding the MDC founding leader’s call for renegade members to return before his death
_I also urge the Government to act quickly on the Patriotic Act and the Private Voluntary Organisation (PVO) amendments. If we had both of these laws back then, none of this could have happened