The Movement for Democratic Change has expressed concern over increasing violence, which it blamed squarely on State agents, as Zimbabwe heads for elections in 2018.
Party spokesman Obert Gutu said MDC-T vice-president Elias Mudzuri’s Dandaro bar in Harare was set alight last night.
Councillor Wilton Janjazi’s house in Kuwadzana was also torched by armed thugs and arsonists.
Gutu said last week a party car belonging to the Youth assembly was torched at a car park in Kuwadzana.
“No rocket science is needed to conclude that these savage and thuggish criminal activities are orchestrated by ZANU-PF thugs and agents as the country approaches the make or break 2018 elections,” Gutu said.
“The ZANU- PF regime is cornered, deeply fractured, incorrigibly factionalised and crumbling.
“The regime is facing a crushing and humiliating defeat at next year’s elections.
“In typical ZANU-PF fashion, the regime has resorted to its default mode of violence, thuggery and banditry.
“The armed men and arsonists who attacked VP Mudzuri’s bar and vandalised Cllr. Janjazi’s house in Kuwadzana are, without a shadow of doubt, State agents.”
Gutu said as a peace-loving party, the MDC-T was not going to retaliate but there will come a time when people will be forced to defend themselves.
“There will come a time when peace–loving citizens of Zimbabwe shall be left with no other viable alternative but to defend themselves from the orgy of banditry and thuggery that is being perpetrated by ZANU-PF thugs.
“After all, in the field of criminal law, there is a principle that is called the defence of self – defence,” he said.
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