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President Mnangagwa says MDC-Alliance a terrorist group

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday said the MDC Alliance led by Nelson Chamisa was an outright terrorist organisation that was “pro-violence”, “anti-development” and “anti-people”

President Mnangagwa ’s remarks made at the launch of empowerment programmes for war veterans in Harare invited an immediate response from the MDC Alliance, which accused the Zanu PF leader of preaching hatred.

“Let us all remain astute and vigilant, aware of the asymmetrical tactics of the opposition, in particular the MDC Alliance whose character resembles that of a terrorist organisation,” the President said.

“The MDC Alliance has nothing democratic about it. It is anti-constitution, anti-development and anti-people, but pro-violence and destruction.

“Let us remain vigilant and be wary of the MDC-A, which is anti-people and anti-democratic.”

Clifford Hlatywayo, MDC Alliance deputy spokesperson, said to the contrary it was President Mnangagwa who had caused untold suffering and terror to the people of Zimbabwe.

“He is the one terrorising people. Zimbabwe is suffering under his watch and command.

“There is terror all over and chaos in schools, hospitals and across the board,” Hlatywayo said.

“He is preaching hatred to cover for his terror acts. What kind of leader does that?

“He is actually abusing the war veterans who are suffering but now want to use them for his campaign.” ■

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