Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- The statements of the secretary general of Morocco’s traditional Independence Party (Al-Istiqlal) Hamid Chabat accusing the “inner state” of assassinating former Moroccan state minister Abdellah Baha, as well as leading Moroccan politician Ahmed Zaidi triggered a wave of furry and controversy in Morocco.
Hamid Chabat initially hinted out, during an interview he gave to France 24 last week that he may be assassinated in the near future when saying, “Hamid Chabat will sacrifice himself for this country, and I am ready to donate all my organs, whether I die in a natural way or in a non natural one,” even referring to him as a would-be “martyr” at the end of the interview.
This week, Hamid Chabat geared up when the official website of the party shared an article accusing the “inner state” of assassinating Abdellah Baha and Ahmed Zaidi, accusations that prompted Morocco’s Ministry of Interior to officially take the case to court, lodging a complaint against Hamid Chabat.
Hamid Chabat did all but sooth down when saying yesterday that he is ready to stand in front of a judge to face the accusations of Morocco’s Ministry of Interior, in what he described a would-be, “the biggest political trial of the century.”
It is worth reminding that even though the Moroccan authorities officially ruled the cause of death of Baha as “dead after getting hit by a train” and “drowning” for Zaidi, mainstream Moroccans took the official versions with a pinch of salt, with many Moroccans uploading videos with an aim to prove that they were both assassinated, something that fuels more controversy and sparks a nationwide debate.
The Moroccan Times.