Tendai Mugabe Senior Reporter
The government yesterday took a vague assault on some members of the opposition who criticized MDC-T leader Dr Thokozani Khupe for attending the inauguration of President Mnangagwa at the National Sports Stadium. Dr. Khupe and her deputy, Mr. Obert Gutu, signed brickbats of members of the opposition, mainly sympathizers of the MDC Alliance, who accused her of being a "sale".
The sympathizers of the MDC-Alliance expressed their anger on social media where they used language full of hatred for dr. Khupe to eat.
The MDC Alliance is led by Mr. Nelson Chamisa, who first suffered a double defeat in the presidential race of July 30th by President Mnangagwa and by the lawsuit against the winning candidate at the Constitutional Court.
As a national event, President Mnangagwa invited everyone, including all presidential candidates who participated in the harmonized elections on 30 July.
As one of the candidates in the presidential race, Dr. Khupe honored the invitation and was applauded by the thousands of people who participated in the colorful event.
Speaking to The Herald, secretary for information, media and broadcasting services, Mr George Charamba said that the real story lay with those who chose not to take part in a national event that was the product of a democratic election process approved by the Constitutional Court, which is the last court of appeal in the country.
"24 December 2017, the late MDC-T leader, Mr Morgan Tsvangirai, attended the opening of President Mnangagwa and on 18 April 2018 the leader of the MDC Alliance, Mr Nelson Chamisa, attended the Independence Day Congress, " he said.
"Now, does not that listen to the proverbial cheetah who likes to drag another one through mud, but gets angry when his turn comes? This is a national event rooted in popular will and strengthened by the highest court in the country. can be more legitimate and more fitting than worshiping such an occasion? I think the real story is in those who have not come. & # 39;
Other members of the opposition who attended the inauguration are former legislators of Mabvuku, Mr. James Maridadi, and former member of Bulawayo, Mr. Eddie Cross.
Yesterday's inauguration ceremony was held in strict compliance with the constitution, which stipulates that in case of a lawsuit the winner must be sworn in at least 48 hours after the court's decision.
Preparations for the inauguration were already underway shortly after the presidential election was announced but were suspended as soon as Mr Chamisa had submitted his legal application.
The inauguration of President Mnangagwa also led the presence of several African heads of state and government led by President Paul Kagame, chairman of Rwanda, special envoys from different parts of the world and other dignitaries.