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Zanu PF slammed for double-standards

THE Mutambara-led faction of the splintered Movement for Democratic Change has condemned double-standards displayed by Zanu PF in denouncing violence in the opposition while shielding from justice its members facing similar charges.

ify>Although the faction has said it will not co-operate with an inquiry set up by Morgan Tsvangirai’s faction, its deputy secretary-general Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga said Zanu PF had perpetrated violence for the past 26 years.

“Their moral uprightness in condemning such violence leaves a lot to be desired, especially in view of the fact that known perpetrators of thuggery and murderers are still roaming the streets,” she said.

She singled out Joseph Mwale and Kainos Zimunya also known as Kitsiyatota who allegedly murdered Tsvangirai’s election agents Tichaona Chiminya and Talent Mabika in the run up to the 2000 general election.

Misihairabwi-Mushonga commented in the wake of the arrest and subsequent release on $20 million bail of Mabvuku MP Timothy Mabhawu following the attack on Harare North MP Trudy Stevenson by alleged Tsvangirai supporters.

Mabhawu and three MDC youths were arrested on allegations of assaulting Stevenson.

Mubhawu was arraigned before the court facing allegations of bankrolling youths that attacked the legislator. — Staff Writer.

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