The well-orchestrated plot to persecute MDC MPs continues, with the latest purge on the MPs being the sentencing to two years in prison of Zaka North MP, Hon. Ernest Mudavanhu, on Tuesday. Hon. Mudavanhu was convicted by a Harare magistrate on trumped-up charges of abusing subsidised farming inputs distributed under the Government’s Farm Mechanisation Programme.
Hon. Mudavanhu’s conviction brings to five the number of MDC MPs convicted of various crimes while several others continue to face various trumped-up charges that are still before the courts.
The plot to convict the MPs is a well orchestrated plan by Zanu PF and other mischievous conspirators in the inclusive government to decimate the party’s majority in parliament.
In its latest plot, Zanu PF, assisted by the Attorney-General’s office, has also targeted five other MDC MPs on spurious charges ranging from kidnapping to public violence.
As a party of excellence, the MDC does not condone any form of corruption. We believe that the guilty should face the music but we remain concerned that only MPs from the MDC are criminals.
The bedrock and home of corruption is in Zanu PF but the wheels of justice have never moved in that direction. Moreover, even though it is public knowledge that Zanu PF was at the centre of the political violence that rocked the nation after the 2008 elections and led to the death of over 500 MDC members, no one from Zanu PF has been arrested.
This selective application of the law is clear testimony that the conviction of MDC MPs is politically motivated.