MDC Alliance leader, advocate Nelson Chamisa has told the ruling Zanu Pf party that he is protected by God after reports say he narrowly escaped an assassination attempt outside Mutare around Zimunya area this week.
The opposition party is alleging that these attacks are orchestrated by Zanu Pf as a way to defer Chamisa from campaigning and seeking rural support in the coming 2023 harmonized elections.
Last week Chamisa claimed that he was attacked whilst conducting his tour in Masvingo where reports say that one of his convoy car was seriously damaged.
Responding to all these attacks on his twitter handle yesterday Chamisa said:
“He wants me killed and dead. They want blood and more blood. They missed by seconds because Our #Godisinit. Violence & assassinations won’t solve complex national challenges. I’m (in) Nyanga today meeting the community. Change must happen. The citizens are clear!
While Chamisa did not mention any name, some believe he meant President Emmerson Mnangagwa after MDC Alliance claimed that the assailants who attacked Chamisa in Masvingo and Manicaland were members of the ruling ZANU PF.
However, former Minister of Finance advocate Tendai Biti yesterday condemned these assassination attacks which Chamisa is facing.
“We condemn in the strongest terms the actions by Zanu PF that are behind their unlawful attacks on our president, both in Masvingo and in Manicaland,” he said.
Meanwhile, Zanu Pf remain adamant that they are unaware of the opposition leader claims, adding that Chamisa is “dramatising” all these violent attacks which he claim is happening to him during his rural tours.
Speaking on Wednesday during a press conference at ZANU PF Manicaland offices, the District Coordinating Committee (DCC) secretary for youth affairs, Danmore Mambondiyani, who was implicated in the alleged assassination attempt, said the incident was stage-managed.
“One can see the claims of attacks and gunshots by the MDC Alliance are merely a continuation of a failed Black Operations strategy aimed at smearing the integrity of the government and the people of Zimbabwe.
“Chamisa wants to tarnish the name of our nation and our hardworking youths in all districts despite that he is enjoying roads recently surfaced by President Mnangagwa,” he said.
Nevertheless, MDC Alliance claims the attack on Chamisa is meant to instil fear in the general populace ahead of the 2023 general elections.