MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa on Wednesday said he spoke to Fadzayi Mahere who briefed him of the unsanitary conditions in the Zimbabwean jails and her own positive COVID19 test after her unjust detention.
Posting on his Twitter handle, the opposition leader said Mahere’s situation exemplifies the despicable tactics being used by the regime to weaponise this pandemic against opponents.
“The unjust and prolonged detention of vocal citizens such as Job Sikhala, Hopewell Chin’ono and student Allan Moyo exposes them to unnecessary risk and further reveals the malicious intent of this regime in jailing opponents through unconstitutional provisions and repressive laws.
The true tragedy of such actions is the failure of the regime to recognize that COVID-19 knows no political affiliation. It continues to affect countless citizens across the country without discretion. Only a sincere and responsible leadership will help slow the spread,” he said.
Chamisa added that now is not the time for cheap politicking and irresponsible actions but rather an opportunity to ensure that the spotlight being cast on our public health institutions and prisons results in deliberate corrective action.
He further urged citizens to be responsible in preventing the spread of Covid-19 “I implore all citizens to make it their duty to protect themselves and each other by adhering to guidelines as we work together to fight COVID-19. Every COVID 19 statistic is a human life” added Chamisa.