MUTARE – MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa had to be taken to safety after his convoy was allegedly shot at in Mutare on Tuesday afternoon, the party said.
In a statement, the MDC Alliance blamed “Zanu PF thugs” for the attack, which comes after a similar incident in Masvingo last week.
“There has been another attempted assassination on president Chamisa. A bullet flew through one window of the vehicle carrying him and went out through the other.
“This attempted assassination and use of gunshots on President Chamisa’s vehicle and another that is part of his convoy are cause for grave concern,” the MDC Alliance said in a statement.
The party also claimed vehicles had blocked Chamisa’s vehicle.
All this comes at a time when United Nations (UN) special rapporteur Alena Douhan is in the country for an assessment of the impact of sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by Western nations.
Observers have since questioned the itinerary of the United Nations (UN) special rapporteur, released by government, which excludes opposition parties and civic society.
Douhan, who is from Belarus, is in the country for 10 days to probe the impact of sanctions on human rights in Zimbabwe.
According to the itinerary, she is expected to meet cabinet ministers, the central bank, the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission and Chief Justice Luke Malaba, among others, prompting a speculation that Douhan’s itinerary pointed to a predetermined outcome.