Chamisa appeals for International Community intervention

January 29, 2019
| Report Focus News

Harare-MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has appealed to the international community to intervene in the country’s crisis as a way of ending atrocities against civilians.

Addressing  a press conference at MDC headquarters in Harare Chamisa  said  his party was still   keen to  engage in the national  dialogue with  President Emerson  Mnangagwa  and also wanted to involve  the  international community and Sadc leaders to end the political crisis in the country.

‘‘I have written  more  five times to  President  Mnangagwa to have  a meeting with  my party  leadership  and I have  approached the  Sadc leaders  for their intervention  but  I am yet  to receive any  reply from  Mnangagwa and  Sadc leaders as well.

‘’We  are going  to take   the matter  up further and we asking the international community  to  also intervene in the  dialogue we want to start as there is  a humanitarian crisis in the  country, because of the interference of the military,’’ said  Chamisa,

He also denied that his party was responsible for the violence that happened two weeks ago.

Chamisa, said the demonstration was organised by the   Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions ZCTU and not his party which was now being blamed for the violence

“We did not organised the demonstration   that happened last week as it was called by ZCTU and we do not need proxies or social media to organise the demonstration as we do it openly.  We shall organise our own demonstration that we are planning” said Chamisa.

The Government is on record saying that the recent protest that left a trail of destruction in various cities and towns was organised by the MDC Alliance with the help of Civic Society Organisations and Western Countries.