Thursday, November 10, 2011

Minister Kasukuwere Responds to MDC President Morgan Tsvangirai Statement on Violence

A recent press statement by the MDC President Morgan Tsvangirai alleging that l participated or organized the violence that took place in Chitungwiza on Sunday,is completely false and an unfair attack on me. I have since approached him and he has assured me that he will check with his sources and take the necessary action to put the the record straight.

On my part, I travelled to Mutare with Hwata and the entire day l was attending to my business in Mutare. It is unfortunate that malice will drive people to accuse others or make baseless and unfounded allegations. I will defend myself on this allegation and l will get my name cleared. Its been a very painful moment to have such allegations labelled on me by the MDC President. I hope we will all be matured enough to handle this matter in a manner that is honest and fair. I am sure the PM will have the integrity of stating publicly his findings.

My stance is clear: Violence is unnecessary and must be condemned.Young people must not  allow themselves to be instruments of destruction and aggression. Differences must not be resolved in violent confrontation and the events of last weekend are unnecessary.

I wish a speedy recovery to all the young people who were affected and call upon the law enforcement authorities to bring the culprits to book.

Hon Saviour Kasukuwere 
Minister of Youth, Indigenisation and Empowerment