Biti kidnap tale untrue – Government

by | Nov 11, 2021 | Crime & Courts | 0 comments

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Government has criticised opposition party MDC-Alliance for its continued theatrics, feigning abductions in a bid to project a fake a crisis in the eyes of the international world.
Yesterday, the MDC-Alliance and its functionaries were peddling a narrative that the party`s Vice President Tendai Biti was arrested.
It was later exposed that Biti had never been abducted, the false tale was just part of a routine lying exercise by the opposition.
In a statement, Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage, Kazembe Kazembe described the false allegations as concerning, as they dent the image of the country.
“Government has noted with concern the growing tendency to peddle false allegations of human rights abuses designed to soil the image of the country to solicit undeserved international sympathy.
The fake news of Tendai Biti’ s abduction went viral with the Government being falsely accused of orchestrating forced disappearances and abduction of political opponents to silence the opposition,” said Minister Kazembe.
He said the abduction trick follows the same templates which were used before, when Medical Doctor turned activist Peter Magombeyi was seeking a scholarship.
MDC-A youths, Joana Mamombe, Cecilia Chimbiri and Netsai Marova have also read from the same script.
“These reports always surface on the eve of global summits or the periodic reviews of Western imposed sanctions. This latest story coincides with the growing calls for the unconditional removal of sanctions against the country.
Law enforcement agencies will unearth those behind peddling of such false narratives and ensure that the perpetrators face the law,” said Minister Kazembe.
The Zimbabwe Republic Police earlier today said Biti`s abduction claims were hot air.
In a post they made on Twitter, ZRP said;
“The ZRP has checked with all Police stations and no report of alleged abduction or kidnapping of Tendai Biti has been received. The police is currently monitoring the situation.”