Political analysts have said that the recent antics by the MDC Alliance and its leader Nelson Chamisa are desperate attempts to attract the attention of the visiting UN Rapporteur, Dr Alena Douhan, and divert the world attention from effects of sanctions bedeviling the Zimbabwean people.
Yesterday, Chamisa claimed that there was an attempt on his life when gunshots were fired at his car in Mutare. However, analysts dismissed the assassination attempt as a choreographed act meant to tarnish the image of the country.
“It’s now a tired script by the MDC Alliance to blame the government for everything. This assassination attempt on Chamisa is a choreographed act meant to attract the attention of Dr Douhan considering that her itinerary has indicated that she is not going to meet the MDC Alliance leader. Chamisa is trying hard to portray the country as a jungle with no rule of law,” said political analyst Terrence Chipwanya.
Another analyst, Tafara Shumba, said the MDC Alliance has perfected the art of playing victim when there is a major event taking place, all in a bid, to force Zimbabwe to be on the agenda of international meetings.
“Over the years, the MDC Alliance has perfected the art of crying victim when a major event is taking place. UN rapporteur is in the country and they are now staging political dramas so that she can include alleged human rights violations in her report,” said Shumba.
Shumba added that the MDC Alliance are on a mission of tarnishing the image of the country and they are working overtime to maintain the purported unstable environment, so that sanctions imposed on the country remain in place.
“With no sanctions, the MDC Alliance will lose political mileage. They will lose relevance as sanctions is a tool being used by the opposition to portray the government as a failure. All these theatrics are desperate attempts to convince their Western handlers that sanctions should remain in place,” said Shumba.
Last year, the MDC Alliance trio of Joanna Mamombe, Cecilia Chimbiri and Netsai Marowa alleged that they were abducted and tortured by suspected state security agents, an assertion that has since been dismissed by investigations as fake.