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August 02, 2007
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Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition
deplores the assault of Tsvangirai Mukwazhi at Macro Wholesalers
by the Jocelyn Chivengwa, the wife of the Zimbabwe Defence forces
(ZDF) Commander, Constantine Chiwenga on flimsy accusations that
the journalist was working in cahoots with the Movement for Democratic
Change (MDC) president Morgan Tsvangirai and the west to author
a regime change agenda in the country.
assaulted while covering the tour by the MDC president who was assessing
the impact of the state declared warfare on the business community,
which started in July 2007. President Robert Mugabe stated the government's
declaration of intent at hero's acre, which was picked up
by the cabinet and turned into policy. The government went on to
slash prices by 75% which became unviable for the business to cobntinue
production at lose making margins. This led to the shortage of basic
commodities in the retail and wholesale shops which the MDC leader
The MDC leaders also
received a barrage of verbal insults. He was being accused of working
with the west in crafting the hardships bedeviling the country.
Chiwenga also accused Tsvangirai of creating the incumbent shortages
which have engulfed the nation. She also threatened to beat up the
Mkwazhi was slapped countless
times by the marauding Mrs Chiwenga, threatening that she was going
to invite trucks of soldiers to siege the building and unleash terror.
In 2003, the militant Jocelyn run berserk in the high density suburb
of Budiriro when she thumped Gugulethu Moyo and Philemon Bulawayo
Legal advisor and photographer of the banned The Daily News respectively.
She beat them up severely that they had to seek medical attention.
"Your paper wants to encourage anarchy in this country,"
the ambitious Chiwenga shouted as she punched and slapped them.
The Coalition calls upon
the government to respect the rights of Journalists and the media
whose duties include performing the fourth estate function in any
given state. Moreso, Chiwenga's wings must be clipped and
refrained from inflicting terror to civilians with impunity. Everyone
must be equal under the law irrespective of their social, political
and economic standing in the society.
We therefore call upon
the police to execute their professional duties and arrest Chiwenga
on charges of public violence. The police have got a constitutional
duty to protect civilians from law breakers like Jocelyn Chiwenga.
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