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Chamisa says Mnangagwa is weaponising COVID-19

by Staff reporter
20 Jan 2021 at 18:45hrs | Views
MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa says that President Emmerson Mnangagwa's regime, currently cracking down on political and civil society activists, is "weaponising" Covid-19 against its opponents in jails where they are detained with infected crowds.
Chamisa said this on his Twitter page after learning that his spokesperson Fadzai Mahere is COVID-19 positive.
Said Chamisa, "Earlier today I spoke to Fadzayi Mahere who briefed me of the unsanitary conditions in our jails and her own positive COVID19 test after her unjust detention. Her situation exemplifies the despicable tactics being used by the regime to weaponise this pandemic against opponents."

"The unjust and prolonged detention of vocal citizens such as Job Sikhala, Hopewell Chin'ono and student Allan Moyo exposes them to unnecessary risk and further reveals the malicious intent of this regime in jailing opponents through unconstitutional provisions & repressive laws.

"The true tragedy of such actions is the failure of the regime to recognize that COVID-19 knows no political affiliation. It continues to affect countless citizens across the country without discretion. Only a sincere and responsible leadership will help slow the spread.

"Now is not the time for cheap politicking and irresponsible actions but rather an opportunity to ensure that the spotlight being cast on our public health institutions and prisons results in deliberate corrective action.

"I implore all citizens to make it their duty to protect themselves and each other by adhering to guidelines as we work together to fight COVID-19. Every COVID 19 statistic is a human life."

Zimbabwe prisons have never been averagely good. A few years ago there was a video showing massive malnutrition and sickness at those prisons.

Source - twiite

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