Church leaders and civic society have castigated MDC leader, Nelson Chamisa for inciting people to engage in violence, saying it is high time all progressive Zimbabweans join forces and expose the ploy by the opposition leader to effect regime change in Zimbabwe.

MDC conspiracies to destabilise the country and effect regime change came under the spotlight after the public ignored social media reports to stay away from work.

The Church and Civic Society Forum warned Chamisa to stop political bickering and grandstanding, as such cheap politics have no place in the second republic.

“We want to make it clear that, as churches and civic society, we will expose those involved in organising these economic sabotage activities, aimed at putting our lives in jeopardy,” said one bishop in the forum.

Other church leaders from across the country denounced Chamisa, describing his violent attitude as a weakness displayed by a selfish, immature politician, which should be condemned at all cost.

“We anticipated that after the 2018 elections, political bickering would end, ushering in an era of nation building in the wake of the coming of the second republic. The ordinary people are tired of tension and commotion caused by those competing for power, sacrificing our rights and development agenda on the altar of politics for selfish reason,” said another bishop.

The call by the church for the public to shun Chamisa’s violent behaviour follows several attempts by the opposition to dislodge a constitutionally elected government.