Farai Dziva|The MDC Alliance has accused Victor Matemadanda of using Mbuya Nehanda’s image to score political marks.
In a statement the MDC Youth Assembly described Matemadanda as a desperate and hopeless war deserter.
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A war deserter and coward like Victor Matemadanda who is known for hibernating in Zambia where he was a tax driver when the liberation struggle was at its peak back home can never school us about the liberation struggle and its iconic luminaries.
We all know that Mbuya Nehanda was courageous and led from the front during the First Chimurenga and that speaks volumes of her legacy.
Surely cowards like Matemadanda lack moral probity to speak on Mbuya Nehanda legacy or to let alone brand a leader with people at heart like Advocate Nelson Chamisa as anti revolution.
Mbuya Nehanda was for the people and that’s why she is popular up to this day and so is our President Nelson Chamisa because he fronts people’s interests.
The likes of Matemadanda and his boss Emmerson Mnangagwa only want to abuse Mbuya Nehanda’s name to prolong their corrupt and illegitimate regime.
The only notable thing that Matemadanda did is to defy Mbuya Nehanda’s famous “mapfupa achamuka” call for an uprising against colonialism.
Tax driving in a foreign country certainly is never part of our liberation struggle!
The best Matemadanda and Mnangagwa can do is to let the dead rest and spare themselves wrath of the ancestors!
31 July is going to be a rude awakening for Matemadanda and his ilk because even the spirit of Mbuya Nehanda cannot be happy about the abuse of her name by those who are causing the toiling of masses.
Hands off our liberation war icons!
Stephen Sarkozy Chuma
MDC Alliance Youth Assembly National Spokesperson