Controversial MDC-T politician Job Sikhala says even Satan is better than President Robert Mugabe in all facets of being evil as the ageing leader has presided over the killings and impoverishing of many Zimbabweans.
Sikhala was responding to weekend claims by MDC Renewal Team leader Tendai Biti that Mugabe was better that MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai.
"I don't think a statement attributed to Tendai Biti is correct that he said that Robert Mugabe is better than Morgan Tsvangirai," Sikhala said.
"I say so because there is no person in his normal senses who can even suggest that because we all know that every other Zimbabwean amongst the 13 million is better than Mugabe. Even Satan is better than Mugabe in all facets of evilness.
"Thousands had their lives terminated by Mugabe and tens of thousands have been tortured, millions reduced to beggars and unaccountable number disappeared without trace."
Sikhala said Mugabe was, "true epitome of the devil incarnate and he cannot be better than Satan himself. I hope Biti was misquoted because if it is true that he said it, I don't have words to describe it but just to say it's surprising. Even my kid is better than Mugabe."
Despite being overzealous over his claims, Sikhala is likely to face charges of violating Section 33 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act (undermining the authority of or insulting the President) which relates to publicly undermining the authority of the presidency.
Several Zimbabweans have been arrested and arraigned before the courts for uttering words deemed to insult the president and that undermine the authority of Mugabe who has been in power since the country attained independence in 1980.
Last year Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR), said it was worried by the rate at which State security agents were arresting citizens on charges of insulting Mugabe.
However, the Constitutional Court recently made a landmark ruling saying some sections of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform Act) were unconstitutional.