MDC Alliance President Advocate Nelson Chamisa has said his party is working hard for a better Zimbabwe and rejected the notion that he had abandoned his party activists who face constant harassment and arrest by the authorities over their political activism.
The opposition leader was responding to questions yesterday from journalists at the 11 March “Save Zimbabwe” Commemorations hosted by crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition, at the Media Centre in Harare.
Responding to the questions, Chamisa fired back at the media and asked journalists to define for him what being “silent” meant when his Zanu PF counterparts consider him a “loud mouth. ”
“What is your definition of silent? What do you want me to do? How do you want me to talk?” said Chamisa.
The MDC Alliance leader was one of the key speakers at the “Save Zimbabwe” prayermeeting which was held on 11 March 2007 at Zimbabwe grounds in Highfields at which the late main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai was brutally assaulted by state agents.
Chamisa also clarified his position on his alleged silence when his party members are arrested.
“Please educate me on how l should talk because when l say something l’m quite, when l am acting l am silent? Some in Zanu PF are saying Chamisa is making too much noise. It depends on where you are.” Said Chamisa.
He also said that his MDC Alliance Party will continue to strive and fight for “democracy” and said it was a process and not an event. Continuing to state that his party would bring about a peaceful revolution and democracy in Zimbabwe.
“As l speak, 98percent of people who have cases in court are MDC Alliance members across the length and breath of the country, some arrested in Warren Park, some arrested in Bulawayo and some in Harare.
It is an ongoing process. A revolution is not a walk in the park. It is not a one day wonder, it is multiple action, consistency, resilience and persistence.”
The commemorations were also attended by Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions [ZCTU] president Peter Mutasa, Bishop Ancelimo Magaya and Zimbabwe National Student Union’s [ZINASU] Nancy Njenge.
Meanwhile MDC Alliance activists including Harare West MP Joana Mamombe, Makomborero Haruziviishe, Cecilia Chimbiri and student leader Takudzwa Ngadziore, are currently in remand prison facing a variety of charges.