nelson chamisa 2011.jpgZanu PF youths say statements by MDC-T Organising Secretary, Mr. Nelson Chamisa, insinuating that Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Robert Mugabe’s calls to desist from all forms of political violence, are not genuine, are empty and smack of hypocrisy.

Zanu PF Harare Province Youth Chairman, Cde Jim Kunaka told ZBC News that Mr. Chamisa’s statements are unfortunate, as the calls for political party supporters to desist from violence should be promoted by politicians who interact with their supporters at grassroots.

“It is our duty together with Chamisa to educate the people that we lead that the President of this country does not want violence,” said Cde Kunaka.

Cde Kunaka also dismissed claims of a ‘Chipangano’ terror group which is said to exist within Zanu PF.

At the recent MDC-T 12th anniversary commemorations party supporters clashed and beat up each other in front of members from the diplomatic community, with the formation’s Women Assembly boss, Mrs. Theresa Makone promising to mete out more violence on opponents in future.

Recently, MDC-T official Mr. Morgan Komichi urged the party’s youths to take violence to Zanu PF’s doorstep, sentiments which drew criticism from many quarters including the private media.

The party’s leader, Mr. Morgan Tsvangirai is also on record as having threatened that if President Mugabe does not leave office, he would remove him violently.

Despite Mr. Chamisa’s statements, his party has not come out in open to condemn violence, a situation which has left many observers questioning whether the party really values peace.