Zim MP says she received death threats ahead of MDC demonstration

2016-04-18 14:05


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Harare - Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) lawmaker Jessie Majome, reportedly received four death threat messages ahead of last Thursday's demonstrations against Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe.

According to New Zimbabwe, the text massages from an unknown hit man came two days before the country’s official opposition party brought the capital Harare to a standstill on Thursday.

The MDC supporters and their leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, demonstrated against Mugabe's government.

Reports claimed that the march was the biggest that the country had seen in more than a decade.

Some of the text messages sent to Majome read: "I have killed many, if you want me to add your name on my death list, continue participating in tomorrow’s MDC-T demo."

"I am watching your steps 24/7, don’t try to be a hero, be warned your participation in the planning of tomorrow’s MDC-T demo invites death at your door step."

However, Majome vowed that she would not be discouraged from discharging her duties.

NewsDay reported that a number of other MDC officials had also received threatening text messages before the party’s demonstration.

Among the MPs who received the threatening messages was the party's deputy national organising secretary, Amos Chibaya. 

Chibaya confirmed receiving the death threats on his mobile phone from an anonymous number, written "Hitman", the report said.

Chibaya said he was unfazed by the death threats.

"They won’t deter me at all. I won't be victimised because I do not fear anyone. All that I want is to free the people of Zimbabwe," Chibaya was quoted as saying.

Read more on:    mdc  |  morgan ­tsvangirai  |  robert mugabe  |  zimbabwe  |  southern africa

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