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Chamisa's party spokesperson claims plot to portray CCC as violent

by Staff reporter
31 Aug 2023 at 06:47hrs | Views
THE Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) claims some State operatives are printing its party regalia for use in committing violence and then blaming it on the opposition movement.

The claims came after CCC rejected the results of last week's elections.

CCC spokesperson, Promise Mkwananzi said there was a plot to divert the people's attention through tarnishing the image of the party.

"We hear that they are printing CCC T-shirts. I do not know the strategy yet but they want to tarnish the image of the CCC by causing havoc wearing our regalia," Mkwananzi said.

"They are also creating fake groups on different (social media) platforms which they are using to spread false information claiming to be CCC."

Political analysts said the CCC claims could not be discounted.

 "Nothing can be put past Zanu-PF's desperation at this moment," Rashweat Mukundu said.

"Zanu-PF is desperate to reverse and muddy the negative observer reports by shifting focus somewhere else and I won't be surprised that such plans are afoot. "

He added "Remember that Zanu-PF and its surrogate Forever Associates Zimbabwe (FAZ) printed fliers purportedly calling for an election boycott by CCC leader Nelson Chamisa."

FAZ is a Zanu-PF affiliate.

Another analyst, Effie Ncube, said: "Violence is a diversionary tactic meant to take people away from the most pressing issue."

In a related matter, CCC said it was receiving reports of intimidation of its supporters across the country.

CCC national incident reporting and welfare desk officer, Vongai Tome, claimed yesterday that there had been a sharp increase in politically-motivated violence targeting opposition supporters in the country since last week's controversial polls.

But national police spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, dismissed the claims.

 "Currently the country is at peace and we are warning people who are spreading false messages. If any political violence occurs, they should report, but currently the country is at peace," Nyathi said.

Source - newsday