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MDC-T Activists Demand Street Protests Over Poll Results

  • Chris Gande

The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) formation of Prime Minister Tsvangirai says the party’s National Executive Council will decide in a meeting Saturday whether to call street protests against Wednesday’s election results giving Zanu-PF a two-thirds majority in parliament.

Dozens of the party’s disgruntled supporters, who allege the vote was rigged, are demanding action and have been posting messages on social networking sites calling for mass action.

Party spokesman, Douglas Mwonzora, acknowledged to reporters that street protests are an option as pressure grows for the party to take action.

“We are going to make a decision but yes mass protests are an option,” said Mr. Mwonzora.

However, the party’s national chairman, Lovemore Moyo told VOA Studio 7 the party’s supreme decision-making body, the National Executive Council, will decide the next move.

He said, “It would be premature at this moment to say that we will take that kind of action. We are still to meet and decide what course of action to take.”
Some political activists are now calling for a tax and bills payment boycott saying the elections were rigged.