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MP Majome receives death threats over MDC-T's Thursday march


15/04/2016 00:00:00
by Staff Reporter
Says come what may ... MP Jessie Majome

OUTSPOKEN MDC-T MP, Jessie Majome, says she has received four death threat messages from an unknown ‘hitman’ via her mobile phone for her participation in the Thursday march against misrule.

The messages also say Majome, who is chairperson of the Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Portfolio Committee, should stop participating in the committee’s public meetings.

Her committee, together with the Human Rights Thematic and the Peace and Security Thematic Committees, are currently holding public hearings on the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission Bill throughout the country.

One of the messages sent to Majome’s mobile phone reads: “I have plenty of space to bury your corpse; be warned your involvement in tomorrow’s planned demo is a clear indication to join your ancestors.”

But Majome said she would not be deterred from discharging her duties.

“God is in control! We are not a nation of sheep. I know that the CIO machinery uses state resources to block the expression of democratic freedoms, in a very cowardly manner,” she said.

The demonstration saw thousands marching through central Harare up to Africa Unity Square where, in his brief speech, MDC-T leader, ,Morgan Tsvangirai, called on President Mugabe to step down because he was too old to continue as president of the troubled nation.

Loud and Clear ... MDC-T supporters during the march

This is not the first time that the former deputy minister of Women’s Affairs has received death threats.

Last September, seven MPs, including Majome, got similar messages from unknown people just before the official opening of the Third session of the Eighth Parliament. They were being warned against heckling Mugabe during his appearance in Parliament.

The six others were Amos Chibaya (Mkoba), Innocent Gonese (Mutare Central), Prosper Mutseyami (Musikavanhu), James Maridadi (Mabvuku-Tafara), Prince Sibanda (Binga North), Nelson Chamisa (Kuwadzana East).

Mugabe ended up reading the wrong speech, causing himself more embarrassment in the process.

The matter was raised with the Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Mudenda, who promised to take the matter with the Standing Orders and Rules Committee.


MDC-T also reported the matter to the Zimbabwe Republic Police but to this date nothing has been heard from both Parliament and the cops on the issue.


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