Zimbabwean opposition leader Nelson Chamisa was yesterday blocked by members of the army and police from visiting the epicenter of Cyclone Idai in Chimanimani, ZWNEWS has learnt.
Chamisa was blocked under the pretext that the Civil Protection Unit had appealed to the general public to avoid visiting cyclone ravaged Chimanimani and Chipinge areas.
MDC spokesperson Jacob Mafume, confirmed the incident:
“We were surprised that after hearing of our trip the soldiers and police mounted a roadblock 12km from the point from which they claimed buses were sinking and refused us entry.
“We were told by villagers that other cars were being allowed. Even after we were denied entry we saw some motorists being allowed to pass the checkpoint, so clearly someone gave an order to deny Chamisa entry,” said Mafume
Chamisa was accompanied by vice president Elias Mudzuri and secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora among other senior party officials.source.Newzimbabwe.com