The MDC Alliance (MDC-A) has rejected claims by State Security Minister Owen ‘Mudha’ Ncube on Monday that the opposition party is smuggling guns into the country to foment chaos.
Speaking to NewZimbabwe.com on Tuesday, MDC-A deputy spokesperson Clifford Hlatywayo said Ncube’s utterances show desperation on the part of the ZANU PF-led government and its failure to solve the country’s crises.
Hlatywayo reminded Ncube of his alleged links to a terror group in the Midlands Province called Alshabab. Said Hlatywayo:
Those utterances are unfounded and misdirected. MDC Alliance has nothing to do with anything that brings suffering to the ordinary. Why guns, what for?
If there is smuggling happening, where, by who? This is the desperation of the highest order. Let them confront the crisis in Zimbabwe and not blame the people’s party.
It shows that they are clueless and they don’t have anything to offer to the people.
MDC Alliance and its members are in fact victims of state engineered and sponsored violence.
Owen Ncube is popularly known as Mudha in the Midlands areas where he is allegedly a leader of Alshabab and Mashurugwi terror groups that terrorise the people.
We have nothing to do with guns, but we have all to do with the ballot.
MaShurugwi is a derogatory term to refer to violent gangs whose origins have been traced to the chrome mining district of Shurugwi, also in the Midlands province.
The MaShurugwi gangs have been linked to machete murders, robberies, assaults and rape in the country’s gold mining communities.