David Mendes leaves UNITA parliamentary group

Independent deputy David Mendes, elected on the UNITA lists, announced that he will formalize, this Tuesday, 3, his departure from the parliamentary group of the “Black Cock”, for lack of “moral conditions”, claiming to have been the target of threats death and complaining about the lack of solidarity of the main opposition party.

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2 November 2020 at 13:36

“I do not share with people who have no tolerance. I do not share with people who do not have tolerance and applaud death threats, without sympathizing with the victim. Many UNITA leaders and deputies spoke to me and showed their solidarity, but solidarity was lacking. of the party “, said David Mendes in the analysis space of TV Zimbo.

The lawyer and founder of Associação Mãos Livres wrote a post on his Facebook on October 28, in which he stated that he was waiting serenely for “a statement” by the party leadership to a video allegedly produced by UNITA-Brussels, with threats of death directed at you.

The video came after a comment by the deputy on TV Zimbo, in which he condemned the participation of UNITA in an attempted demonstration on 24 October.

For David Mendes, UNITA’s presence at the demonstration “was a strategic mistake” and a “mere political use”.

“If society decides to go to a demonstration, political parties should not get involved because political parties want to achieve political power. And in a democracy political power is not reached on the street,” said the independent UNITA deputy in the same space. analysis of Zimbo in which he now announced his departure from the “Black Cock”.

David Mendes, who said he had already communicated his decision to Isaías Samakuva, former UNITA president, “out of respect” and because he was the person who invited him to join the party, also said that his life “does not have price “and not even his family is willing to lose someone” for a party that thinks that those who have a different opinion should be physically eliminated “.


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