Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) leader Nelson Chamisa has been urged to call his supporters to order following the pandemonium they caused in Chitungwiza over the weekend.
Addressing a press conference yesterday, ZANU PF’s National Spokesperson Cde Christopher Mutsvangwa castigated Chamisa saying he should call his supporters to order as there is no need to engage in violence while soliciting for votes.
“We want Chamisa to call his people to order. We don’t want violence. It does not help anybody. There is no need for violence. We can’t be associated with violence as a party and a country which won independence,” said Cde Mutsvangwa.
Cde Mutsvangwa’s statement followed the violence that erupted in Chitungwiza over the weekend when intoxicated CCC members violently attacked members of the police and the public with stones and empty beer bottles.
The youths, who were led by Chitungwiza Ward 7 aspiring councillor, Lovemore Maiko, attacked the police and members of the public alleging that they were disturbing their campaign.
According to a source, the commotion in Chitungwiza started when some members of the public asked the CCC members to stop shouting vulgar messages and conduct a peaceful campaign.
“The melee started when the CCC members were confronted by some members of the public to stop shouting vulgar messages and engage in a peaceful and orderly campaign. They started pelting the members of the public with empty beer bottles and stones, injuring a number of people. When the police came to quell the violence, they were also attacked by the CCC thugs,” said the source.
Meanwhile, Cde Mutsvangwa dismissed allegations by a British legislator Jonathan Oates, that the Douglas Mwonzora led MDC T was an appendage of ZANU PF.
Cde Mutsvangwa added that Zimbabwe was a sovereign State and Britain should stop its habit of meddling in the country’s internal politics.