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Hate speech should cease

SHUVAI Mahofa and the Honourable MP for Zaka East Tinos Rusere’s hate speech against opposition supporters in the area cannot go unchallenged.

The two issued thre

ats of violence during a donation ceremony at Madondo Primary School on January 4.

Instead of concentrating on developmental issues in a constituency that is lagging behind others, the ageing Mahofa and the embattled Rusere took the opportunity to declare war on MDC supporters in the area.

A person of Mahofa’s age should not foment violence but urge youths to desist from it.

Rusere should feel ashamed of himself because he has failed to deliver.

He should be wary of either losing that seat to another Zanu PF candidate during the party’s primaries or losing it to the MDC.

He promised to build more schools and upgrade roads but up to now, Zaka East doesn’t have schools offering “A” levels, a boarding school or a referral hospital. Despite the fact that he is deputy Minister of Rural and Water Resources, Chinyabako Dam that burst more than two years ago for example is yet to be reconstructed.

Right now he is frantically trying to hijack the rural electrification programme currently underway purporting it to be part of his achievements so that he can retain his seat next year.

Honourable MP, people are not that ignorant and they shall speak through the ballot.

Mahofa and Rusere, I see it unacceptable for leaders like you to say: “vanhu veMDC havagari muno.”

It is rather a ruthless assault on democracy for honourable MPs to declare certain individuals enemies and instruct Zanu PF youths to evict them.

The two blood-thirsty politicians had the cheek to deny two popular MDC officials Ratidzo Mugwagwa and one Marava residence in the area – a declaration that should not be tolerated in a democracy. That declaration also precludes the possibility of having a free and fair election in the area.

I urge the infamous Mahofa and her surrogate Rusere to stop intimidating people and work for the development of the area.

They should also know that the voice of the people is the voice of God. So they can chuck them out of office whether or not they preach violence.

Edison Madondo,


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