Tsvangirai Blames Bulawayo Violence On Invisible Hand Of State
Movement for Democratic Change leader, Morgan Tsvangirai has distanced his party from the acts of violence that took place in Bulawayo over the weekend blaming it on the invisible hand of the state.
Addressing the media at his homestead in Highlands on Monday, Tsvangirai said an investigation will be conducted to ascertain the cause of violence that led to the assault of the party’s vice President, Thokozani Khupe.
“We suspect that the culprits are not genuine members of the MDC but hired thugs and hooligans. We would like to assure all stakeholders that a thorough investigation shall be conducted and no stone will be left un-turned in trying to get to the bottom of this matter,” said Tsvangirai.
He added that state agents were at work following the successful launch of the MDC-Alliance at the Zimbabwe Grounds on Saturday.
“The MDC is acutely aware of the fact that CIO agents and some other such detractors are having sleepless nights regarding the successful launch of the MDC Alliance at the Zimbabwe Grounds in Highfields, Harare, on Saturday, August 5 2017.
“As such, the beleaguered and faction infested Zanu PF regime will do everything possible to try to collapse the grand political coalition against the insipidly corrupt and sickeningly voracious dictatorship that is fronted by Robert Mugabe,” added Tsvangirai.
The former Prime Minister exonerated his party from acts of violence saying they are a democratic movement looking to end Zanu PF’s misrule, corruption bad governance.
“The violent incident that took place at our party offices in Bulawayo will be thoroughly investigated and indeed, the office of the Arbiter-General of the party is already seized with this matter.
“We are a democratic and peace-loving political party that is ready, willing and able to extricate Zimbabwe from decades of Zanu PF misrule, corruption and misgovernance,” he said.
Tsvangirai said his party will leave no stone unturned in ascertaining the cause of violence adding that perpetrators will be punished.
“We shall leave no stone unturned in ascertaining the exact cause of the unfortunate incident of senseless violence that led to the injury of several party members as well as destruction of party property.
“The perpetrators of this heinous act of wanton violence will be identified and punished in accordance with the tenets of the party disciplinary code of conduct”, said Tsvangirai.