The ruling ZANU PF wants opposition leader Nelson Chamisa and his deputy Tendai Biti to be charged with treason “for lobbying sanctions against Zimbabwe.”
The calls were made by ZANU PF Mutare district coordinating committee (DCC) secretary for youth affairs Danmore Mambondiyani during the anti-sanctions day commemorations which were held at Meikles Park in the border city.
Mambondiyani led the march in a white sports BMW sports car driven by ZANU PF aspiring Dangamvura-Chikanga constituency candidate Clyde Jani.
Addressing a small crowd that attended the march, Mambondiyani said the party wants opposition leaders to be arrested and charged with treason, a crime attracting capital punishment. He said:
We have unanimously agreed for perpetrators (Biti and Chamisa) who promoted the imposition of sanctions to be dealt with decisively. The duo is benefiting from development and strategies steered by government despite being sponsored with cars and houses for inviting illegal sanctions. We demand for any association or cooperation that promote sanctions in Zimbabwe to be treated as treason.
Why does Biti and Chamisa have a mine when they have invited sanctions to our beloved nation. Their companies must be barred from accessing foreign currency on auction flow hence they can get it from western countries. It is wise to cut their companies from national power grid so they can be supplied by USA and Britain.
ZANU PF has for long accused the MDC of lobbying for the imposition of the sanctions on the country. MDC denies the allegations echoing claims by Western states that sanctions were imposed following the gross violation of human rights in Zimbabwe.