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MDC-T: Preparations in Top Gear for Weekend Public Protest

  • Taurai Shava

FILE: MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai leading a march recently in Harare.

FILE: MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai leading a march recently in Harare.

The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) formation led by Morgan Tsvangirai says all is set for its planned demonstration in Bulawayo noting that it is incredible that some people still want to show their support to President Robert Mugabe and his ruling Zanu PF party when they are allegedly responsible for the hardships that ordinary Zimbabweans are facing.

Addressing journalists at the Bulawayo Press Club on Thursday, MDC-T organising secretary, Abednico Bhebhe, said the party’s top officials will lead the planned demonstration but noted that he could not give more information on the issue.

He added that the MDC-T expects thousands of party supporters and ordinary people across the political divide to turn up to show their anger against the Zanu PF government, which he claimed is responsible for the hardships that the nation is facing.

While Mr. Mugabe and Zanu PF supporters described yesterday’s Million Man March in Harare to show support for the 92-year-old Zimbabwean leader as a resounding success, Bhebhe slammed the president for saying he will remain in office as long as people continue to elect him.

He also attacked Zimbabweans who say President Mugabe should continue ruling the nation.

But Psychology Maziwisa, Zanu PF’s Member of Parliament for Highfield West, said they want him to stay in power.

Maziwisa further said the MDC-T march will be a waste of time.

Responding to the effectiveness of staging such protests, Bhebhe stressed that his party is based on principles of social democracy and is committed to gaining power through peaceful means.

But one Bulawayo youth, who only identified himself as Thabani, said while he is unhappy about the situation in the country, he does not believe that such demonstrations can change anything.

The MDC-T is staging public demonstrations to show its displeasure on serious socio-economic and political problems faced by Zimbabweans under the Zanu PF government.

An MDC-T demonstration held in Harare last month drew thousands of supporters.