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MDC A Leader Chamisa Escapes Death By Whisker As Police Fire Live Ammunition At Him…Spokesperson Reveals




MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa’s spokesperson Nkululeko Sibanda has released a statement on the dramatic incident which happened in Marondera yesterday where the police fired gunshots at the MDC leader.

Nelson Chamisa was commemorating the National Tree Planting Day at Dombotombo Clinic in Marondera when the police fired live ammunition directly at him.

Chamisa also took to Twitter to express his shock at the incident.

Gunshots and canisters..So shocked by the behavior of the police, armed with guns and weapons, as they besieged the venue and started taking aim at us as we were planting trees at Dombotombo clinic in Marondera today.Had to take cover.I can’t get this excessive use of violence..

See the statement below

Statement on the police violence and irresponsible shooting of live bullets in Marondera today By Dr Nkululeko Sibanda 01 December 2019 PresidentialSpokesperson

As part of President Chamisa’s smart environment agenda he has a declared December of every year a smart-climate and tree-planting month.

This is to motivate the nation and the country to plant and preserve trees. The President would like to encourage the people to plant and conserve trees.

This would enhance biodiversity and increase chances of food security in the country while mitigating against the impact of climate change on our country and on the globe.

In order to kick start this declaration, President Chamisa arranged to visit Marondera and plant trees, while raising awareness towards the smart environment agenda.

The President made appropriate arrangements with the local authority to visit a local school that requires the planting of trees, as it has a open expanse of clear land.

However, as morning arrived the school had been barricaded by about 200 heavily armed security personnel that included both uniformed and non-uniformed individuals.

When we arrived at the scene we were informed that there had been orders from on-high to the effect that the event should not be allowed to take place.

Under these circumstances the Mayor and the local MP arranged to move the event to areas under their control, which the police hard not barricaded or declared interest in. The police had been fully aware before the event and

never said that they were stopping the event because it was an illegal meeting or gathering, they simply said that had then recieved instructions to prevent tree planting from taking place.

In fact, they were so crude as to search our car for any seeds or seedlings and almost caused a whole situation after mistaking at tissue paper pack for a secret stash of seeds.

The President started by planting trees at Marondera Municipal offices and then proceeded to

Dombotombo clinic where the process continued.

The situation started off very calm and quickly unravelled as soon as a group of heavily armed security personnel, who were in police uniform arrived.

The personnel were more armed than those experienced in previous public situations.

Almost every one of them had at least a AK47 rifle and those that handled the police dogs also carried with them pistols.

They had at least 4 police dogs, in each car and had individuals dedicated to tear gas operations.

These state agents did not talk to anyone even when the were attempts to understand their aggressive approach and demeanour.

The shooting of live ammunition, rubber bullets and tear gas began almost as immediately as the vehicles came to a halt.

Let there be no doubt that this event was not a political gathering or a meeting but a tree-planting event to which the President was encouraging our society to take care of mother earth.

The callous and unconscionable behaviour and attitudes towards such an event is troubling and, honestly, unredeemable.

The world must now be awake to the dangers of situations of unhinged, insecure, almost barbaric and savage relationship that these state apparatuses want to have with the country.

A government whose single purpose and excitement is to harm citizens and to cause the most extreme violence, is a danger to itself, its neighbours and the national security interests of Zimbabwe and continues to bring shame and unnecessary disrepute to Africa and her heroic people.

-Iharare News



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