Farai Dziva|The MDC Alliance has challenged Patrick Chinamasa to retract defamatory remarks against party leader, Advocate Nelson Chamisa and his deputy, Tendai Biti.
Chinamasa also accused the opposition party of plotting acts of banditry.
MDC Alliance spokesperson, Advocate Fadzai Mahere, quoted by Zimlive, said:
It’s a matter of regret that Chinamasa has resorted to a false, malicious and reckless attack on the MDC Alliance.
Instead of addressing the multifaceted socio-economic and governance crisis that plagues Zimbabwe currently, he has fabricated unfounded claims against our movement.
His unrestrained remarks betray the desperation and incompetence of Zanu PF which has failed to address the national crisis and has resorted to threats, intimidation and propaganda to mask its incompetence.
We demand an urgent retraction of the defamatory allegations against our president, vice president and indeed our party to the effect that we are training youths in Moldova and Serbia.
The MDC Alliance is a party committed to non-violence and peaceful resolution of the national crisis.
Chinamasa’s aggressive and unrestrained remarks and tone are unconstitutional and a threat to our right to challenge the government and hold it to account without the threat of reprisals.
Moreover, we reaffirm that without sincere dialogue and a political settlement, the nation will continue to suffer from the harmful effects of the legitimacy deficit that plagues Mr Mnangagwa’s regime flowing from the disputed election of 2018.