Zimbabwe’s main opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), has accused police of using live ammunition at an event attended by its leader Nelson Chamisa on Sunday.
Gunshots and canisters..So shocked by the behavior of the police, armed with guns and weapons, as they besieged the venue and started taking aim at us as we were planting trees at Dombotombo clinic in Marondera today.Had to take cover.I can’t get this excessive use of violence..
— nelson chamisa (@nelsonchamisa) December 1, 2019
The MDC has accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government of imposing a defacto ban on its activities.
But the government accuses the party of capitalising on the country’s economic crisis to foment political unrest.