3 March 2013

Zimbabwe: I Did Not Kill Christpowers, Says Mutasa

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Zanu PF secretary for administration, Didymus Mutasa has said he has nothing to do with the death of Christpowers Maisiri.

Mutasa, who is the Member of Parliament for Headlands, has been implicated in the death of the 12-year-old boy.

But Mutasa yesterday dismissed the allegations as a smear campaign.

The Zanu PF official said at the launch of the Manicaland Business Action Group that his hands were clean.

"The MDC-T is afraid of me," Mutasa said. "They know that they will never win in my constituency. So they are working so hard to tarnish my image so that I can lose credibility. I never killed anyone, neither did I play a part in killing Christpowers."

He said the MDC-T was aware that Zanu PF was on course to regain all the lost seats in the province, describing the allegations against him as "last kicks of a dying horse."

"We now know that the ground is fertile and Zanu PF is capable of winning all the seats in Manicaland. We only need to put our house in order and start working hard to win back the minds and hearts of those that had been arm-twisted by agents of imperialism like the MDC-T," said the legislator.

Mutasa said he preferred to work with the MDC formation led by Professor Welshman Ncube instead of the MDC-T.

"I have never chased anyone from campaigning in my constituency. I would rather work with the MDC-N because its leaders are level headed, but I cannot work with the MDC-T sellouts," said Mutasa.

Christpowers was the son of Shepherd Maisiri, an aspiring Member of Parliament for Headlands and MDC-T deputy organising secretary for the district. Mutasa initially claimed Maisiri was a Zanu PF supporter.

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