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'Forgive Chamisa he is undergoing emotional trauma' says MDC youth leader

by Mandla Ndlovu
15 Nov 2018 at 16:48hrs | Views
The Secretary General of MDC Youth Assembly Discent Bajila has claimed that Nelson Chamisa is undergoing emotional trauma after his alleged abduction attempt by the dreaded Central Intelligence Organisation on Saturday.

Bajila was responding to widespread condemnation of MDC President Chamisa statements which he uttered  at a press briefing on Thursday calling the 1 August demonstrators 'stupid rats'.

"That was a slip of the tongue. It is uncalled for and regrettable. We pray for your unconditional forgiveness. We believe there is no higher sanity than exercise of ones constitutional rights, including but not limited to section 59 of the Constitution. We ask religious practitioners in various forms and denominations to pray more for our in leadership during this hour of trial and tribulation." Said Bajila

"We ask Zimbabweans to bear with us and pray for our leader as he undergoes emotional healing from attempts to his life and that of his wife.

"To our members, the non violent struggle has not been abandoned. More than any of us, our leader remains committed not only to organising but to actually leading non violent nation wide protests. It is the act of shooting non violent protesters that we consider stupid. The manner in which it came out was a regrettable slip of the tongue.

"To civil society and other democratic forces, please bear with us. Our belief in the legality, sanity and necessity of protests remains as inspired by Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr as it was in September 1999. We are not about to abandon that path and neither are we about to condemn those engaging in it outside our ranks. In fact we call upon civil society and other democratic forces to organise more and more non violent protests against injustice, hunger, corruption and the entire kakistocracy of this State."

Chamisa and his deputy Chairperson Tendai Biti have been invited by the Chairperson of the 1 August Commission of Inquiry Kgalema Motlanthe to come and give their evidence after being accused of inciting violence.



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