The ruling party of Zimbabwe (ZANU PF) has finally broken its deafening silence on the brutal killing of Elvis Nyathi in Diepkloof, South Africa by condemning the act as barbaric.
In a statement issued by party spokesperson Christopher Mutsvangwa, ZANU PF attributed the crisis to the economic problems it said were created by sanctions imposed on the country by Western nations over human rights abuses.
ZANU PF STATEMENT ON BRUTAL XENOPHOBIC KILLING OF ELVIS NYATHI IN SOUTH AFRICA
“ZANU PF condemns the brutal killing of Elvis Nyathi in Diepkloof, in the most horrific of manner.
“It is the latest such atrocious monstrosities that are being directed out to our nationals and those from other African countries who have moved into South Africa.
“ZANU-PF continues to engage the South African authorities through diplomatic and other channels so that due safeguards and the protection are accorded to all who may find themselves in South Africa in accordance with international law and humane norms.
“ZANU-PF as a sister party to the ANC governing party of South Africa will always repose its trust and confidence in the brotherly government of South Africa to handle attendant matters so that the blemish that is xenophobia is erased in continental economic and socio-political affairs.
“By the same token, ZANU PF is dismayed and appalled by attempts from the opposition CCC faction and right-wing racist circles to colour patent xenophobic criminality with extraneous political garbage.
“Specifically, ZANU PF scoffs at and condemns the specious linkage of xenophobic attacks to fallacious economic rationalization of the blatant attack on the Zimbabwe Economy by the post-imperial West since the historic land restitution to the black majority at the turn of the century.
“This only serves to expose condonation if not implicit complicity of the opposition CCC outfit in the divide and rule antics harking back to the imperial debauchery of the 18th Century.
“The murderous criminality hatched by pro-West shadowy and racist white vigilante groups of the post-apartheid era has no place in the New African century.
“As a seasoned former National Liberation Movement that fought a war, we bear memories of the murderous exploits of shadowy Selous Scouts, Koevoet, BOSS and Civil Cooperation Bureau in their ‘special operations’ and ‘false flag’ barbarism.
“These acts of a dying post-imperial order are indelibly etched in our minds of historical torment.
“Racist white vigilantes in South Africa are a desperate take off from the unfolding frustration.
“This spells the stark failure that is now facing ZIDERA and other western sanctions against Zimbabwe as President ED Mnangagwa and the Second Republic engineer a spectacular revival and rebound in the economy of Zimbabwe.
“ZANU PF proffers strong advice to opposition groups and CCC in particular that their tainted conduct of implied association and clandestine trucking to vile acts of racist white vigilante groups in South Africa is of no rewarding use to them as an opposition that aspires to norms of open democratic discourse and fair electoral accountability as evidenced in the recent by-elections.
“ZANU PF calls upon the Mr Chamisa’s opposition faction to draw a red line in its hitherto sordid history of kowtowing to right-wing agendas of the post imperialists of the West.
CDE. C. MUTSVANGWA
SECRETARY FOR INFORMATION AND PUBLICITY AND PARTY SPOKESPERSON