‘We refuse to be cowed’

MDC chief whip and Chikanga-Dangamvura legislator Prosper Mutseyami said some opposition legislators had received threatening messages from unknown people, warning them to watch their steps and stop their campaigning for democracy and respect for human rights.


Mutseyami told NewsDay on the sidelines of their party demonstration yesterday, that although they were disturbed by such messages, they would not be cowed, but remain resolute.

One of the messages seen by NewsDay read: “Zita rangu ndonzi ‘Death’ Mafreedoms nemarights amunoda kukoshesa aya be careful kuti security in numbers haiwanzobatsiri kana wawega. We are gunning for you!!” (My name is ‘Death’. In your quest for democracy remember that there is no security in numbers).

Mutseyami claimed the Central Intelligence Organisation(CIO) and Zanu PF were responsible for such messages.

“It’s a sad situation that we would receive these threatening messages from some anonymous funny people, but I know this thing has so much to do with the CIO and the Zanu PF system,” he said.

“It’s so sad to the democratic situation that we want to nurture in our country, which is being subverted by a system. But this will not stop us from exercising our rights and as well standing up for the people.”

Meanwhile, MDC vice-president and leader of the opposition in Senate Elias Mudzuri was yesterday embarrassed by a section of party members who accused him of selling out to Zanu PF.

Mudzuri, who has been on the receiving end since attending a meeting in his capacity as a parliamentary presiding officer last week at State House, was booed while trying to chant a slogan at the Africa Unity Square.

He tried to brave the embarrassing moment, but party supporters would have none of it, singing derogatory songs that described him as a sell-out.

Seeing that the supporters were not backing down, Mudzuri was escorted off the stage and whisked away in his car, leaving angry supporters hurling insults at him
He did not join the rest of the party leadership in the march.

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  1. mukovhe wa tshilidzi

    but with little numbers in parly and a stubborn and brutal gvt in power, you are doomed. iwe wakadzingwa kuchipinge because you didnt deliver anything to them saka you are part of the useless chamisa kitchen cabinet. gonese is much better than you.

  2. The beautiful ones are not yet born

    These allegations just fly and there is never a need for proof. How can you be sure the texts came from CIO and Zanu PF? What if you are sending yourself these things?



  5. Your Name (required):Special Black

    I don’t think even the youth that support you in demos think straight. The gvt is preaching peace to enable job creation but MDCA sends you to tarnish the image of the country.Hey you will turn 60 yrs still jobless. MDCA is infringing the rights of Zimbabweans to descent life by throwing river sand in our food. You are sending yourselves those msgs coz you are not fighting for rights but power.Some are instigating civil war, so what type of people are you?You suffered MDCA unexpected defeat, period.

  6. MDC clowns take themselves too seriously.

  7. Outright lies. You fail and you blame ZANU (PF) and CIO. You heckle Mudzuri and moda kupisira Khupe mumba and you blame it on other forces. Wake MDC-A and stop this childish blame game. Ndo zvinokutadzisai kutonga when you lie outright for your own selfishness. EU is no longer lsitening to you because they have Brexit to deal with, Trump also has his own problems, masara mega.

  8. How come its only the MDC-Chamisa faction MPs and officials who are always making claims of being abducted by the State Security Agents?

    MDC-Chamisa is a party of gimmicks so nothing new in this claim.

  9. Who has the audacity to send threatening texts unless you are pampered, paid and protected by the junta? We all know these ragamuffins, heartless, thoughtless people who worship people and not God. One day those involved in murder, alll forms of oppression will pay. Again with God there is no security in numbers.

    Leave the people alone and guard your stolen vote by other means.

  10. Your Name (required):Special Black

    MDCA always eat from lies and using uneducated youths , give them drugs and instruct them to demostrate. Educated youths are not part of that. If you are a graduate leave spoilers alone coz your job is there. Its absurd for a graduate to be seen throwing stones. Give HE ED a chance jobs are yours the youths. We played our part and its now your turn to work. Zimbabwe cannot cotinue like this. We have three groups of spoilers, Anti 1980s, The Power hungry and The Drug, kranko, bronco abusers.

  11. Your Name (required):Special Black

    Which God do you pray for? Who told you that CIOs are responsible for sending threatening texts and what for? How do you know that there are stolen votes? The Bible says respect your leaders for God had put them to lead you. Now tell me are you doing any good to the living God? We are fraudsters who pray to God when we want something from Him. Pray for everybody even your enemies coz they were created by him. If we do what God wants everything will fall in place. May God pour love to everyone of us.

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