PRESIDENT of the opposition LEAD party, Linda Masarira-Kaingidza has told fellow opposition party MDC that their plan to overthrow the government before the 2023 elections will not succeed as long she is “still breathing.”
Linda accuses the MDC of being driven by hunger for power and a desire to spill blood, adding that she has some intelligence on secret activities of MDC deputy chairman Job Sikhala.
“As long as I am still breathing, there will be no insurgency in Zimbabwe. Job Sikhala be warned. Zimbabwe is not a political playground to play with peoples livelihoods to feed your groupings insatiable appetite for power and bloodshed. Remember I still have a lot of intel,” she threatened.
Permanent secretary for the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Mr Nick Mangwana has also said the undermining of a legitimate authority is a serious crime and government will not hesitate to act.
Mr Mangwana added: “Every country under the sun has places for miscreants and we would not hesitate make use of them to protect democracy and constitutionalism values which are highly esteemed in the New Dispensation.
“It is understandable that when before a crowd some get excitable and experience a rush of blood to the head. We urge them to demobilise that animal instinct and deploy their faculties located in the higher centres of their brains and embrace constitutional means of opposing the Government.”
He added that the utterances could have been a deliberate ploy to derail current re-engagement talks with the British Government.
“We don’t rule out a deliberate effort to provoke the authorities into enforcing the law so as to get negative international attention at the time when the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade is meeting the British Foreign Minister as well as the Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Baroness Scotland to advance Zimbabwe’s re-engagement and mainstreaming efforts. While we will not hesitate to enforce the law, we will not be baited to a predictable default.”