Yes its hard to believe but President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF party has organised protests against protests.
With growing momentum for the #ThisFlag movement led by Pastor Evan Mawarire, Zanu PF youths responded with their own protest on Wednesday.
On Tuesday Mugabe used the burial of his former chief secretary, Charles Utete, to berate #ThisFlag movement leader, Evan Mawarire, and accuse him of receiving foreign funding to cause unrest in the country, a clear indicator the pastor’s campaigns have rattled him.
“The Mawarires, I don’t even know him, and those who believe in that way of living, well, are not part of us in thinking. They are not part of us as we try to live together.
“If they don’t want to live with us, they should go to those countries sponsoring them. We will say no, forever.
“Find another environment if you are a pastor, I don’t know if he is a man of religion. A man of religion will speak the biblical truth. First Corinthians, what does it say? Love one another,” he said.
“So beware these men of God, not all of them are true preachers of the Bible. I don’t know whether they are serving God, well, we spell God, double G-O-D, they spell God in reverse. You cannot urge people to resort to violence as a way of resolving issues.