Chimurenga musician Thomas Mapfumo has dismissed outrightly reports alleging that he is working with former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC to destabilise Zimbabwe.
The State media on Tuesday claimed that Mapfumo is part of a shadowy committee set up by Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC to create havoc in the country and force an early election.
However, Mapfumo’s publicist, Blessing Vava, on Tuesday dismissed the claims as high sounding gibberish.
“It’s rubbish and malicious! Dr Mapfumo is a musician and not a politician,” said Vava.
“He is neither aligned nor affiliated to any political party in Zimbabwe. However, his wish is for the people of Zimbabwe to enjoy freedom, work together to rebuild Zimbabwe, and he will always fight for good governance, respect for the rule of law, something he has been doing through his music over the years. “His latest album Danger Zone speaks to that effect.”
The Herald reported that the MDC had roped in so-called progressive members of Zanu PF in a shadowy committee to organise meetings masked as national convergence conventions from May to plan protests meant to destabilise Zimbabwe
According to the State media, self-exiled musician Mapfumo is part of the committee that will host three meetings to plan the protests with the aim of forcing an early election before 2018.
The Herald added that people who include Mapfumo, prominent human rights lawyers, pastors and other reputable professionals domiciled in Zimbabwe, South Africa and USA have been working on the national convergence project since last year.
But Information minister Jonathan Moyo appeared to mock The Herald story on Tuesday tweeting that: “This is idle crap. Who is Thomas Mapfumo”.