MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has hit back at allegations that he is smuggling guns into the country with the help of exiled G40 proponents saying his opposition party carries ideas not guns.
The State Security minister Owen Ncube on Tuesday alleged that Chamisa and G40 elements were threatening the country’s peace and stability by attempting to smuggle guns and set-up so-called Democratic Resistance Committees that are, for all intents and purposes, violent militia groups.
Ncube said Zimbabwe’s security and stability is currently under siege from a number of threats being fomented by internal and external actors to make the country ungovernable and justify foreign intervention.
Responding to the allegations through his Twitter handle, Chamisa said his opposition movement does not carry guns as purported by Ncube.
“It is time to silence the guns. In 2018 we won 2.6 million ballots not bullets,” Chamisa wrote.
“We carry ideas not guns.We speak the language of peace not violence. Zimbabwe will be built through our hard work, disruptive technologies and leadership. No guns to or against. It is time for real change,” he added
Ncube had told the media during a hastily arranged press conference on Tuesday that Zimbabwe’s security and stability is currently under siege from a number of threats being fomented by internal and external actors to make the country ungovernable and justify foreign intervention.
“The objective of this attack is to effect an unconstitutional change of Government following the outcome of the 2018 harmonised elections, which was not favourable to the MDC-Alliance and its foreign backers,” Ncube said.
“…While Government is moving on with its reform agenda, we note the need for the MDC Alliance to reform itself into a normal opposition political party that embraces outcomes of democratic processes and has patience to wait for another opportunity to prove to voters that it deserves their trust,” Ncube added.