They’re Trying To Attract International Attention Against Zimbabwe 

Source: They’re Trying To Attract International Attention Against Zimbabwe – Mnangagwa

President Emmerson Mnangagwa insinuated that alleged assassination attempts on opposition MDC Alliance leader, Nelson Chamisa are staged acts meant to tarnish the image of Zimbabwe.

He made the remarks while addressing Zanu PF Politburo members Wednesday at the start of the ruling ZANU PF’s People’s Annual Conference. Mnangagwa said of reports of violence against the opposition:

We should ignore the emotional grandstanding by certain elements of our society. We should give them deaf ears. As they try to attract international attention against their own country.

In recent weeks, Chamisa was recently attacked during his “Meet The People Tours” in Masvingo, Manicaland and Mashonaland West Provinces.

According to MDC Alliance, Chamisa escaped with his life after a bullet whisked in and out of his rear vehicle window, missing him by a few inches in failed attempted assassination in the Zimunya area just outside Mutare. Said MDC Alliance co-vice president Tendai Biti:

As he drove from Chipinge an unlawful ambush was mounted, gunshots were fired and one of the bullets actually whisked in the left rear passenger seat where he normally sits as a VIP.

It is quite clear that there is a desperate attempt, a clear attempt to ensure that our party president does not meet Zimbabweans, we condemn in the strongest terms the actions by Zanu pf that are behind these unlawful attacks on our president both in Masvingo and in Manicaland.

The party alleges that the perpetrators of violence are “ZANU PF hooligans.”