Mnangagwa’s Indefinite Lockdown Poorly Planned – Chamisa. See Full Twitter Thread.
17 May 2020
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By Nelson Chamisa|Indefinite extension of lockdown without cushioning measures for the vulnerable simply wrong and inappropriate!!

1/3 Whereas measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic are a necessity, we disagree with entrenching arbitrary rule under the guise of fighting the pandemic.We backed previous measures because they were time-specific. Indefinite extension changes the situation in a fundamental way.

2/3 Without consultation with us all, the indefinite extension of the lockdown opens a treacherous avenue to arbitrary rule. It indefinitely suspends the exercise of civil and political rights which are necessary checks and balances on the excesses of governmental power.

3/3 Most authoritarian regimes are now using COVID-19 situation as an stratagem to violate rights,abuse people, esp workers, informal traders & churches. Abuse & manipulation must be fought by all progressive citizens.The greater the oppression,the greater the determination!