The MDC T says it has brought forward to this Thursday its protest march that had been scheduled for Saturday in Mutare, Manicaland Province after police said Saturday had earlier been booked by Zanu PF.
MDC T spokesman Obert Gutu says as a party they are not disturbed by the change in dates because this is typically how the Zanu PF treats them.
“The police notified the provincial executive late last week and advised them that Saturday 25 was no longer suitable because Zanu PF had earlier notified the police that they have an event in the same city, so we are going ahead with our plans on Thursday,” says Gutu.
Gutu says that they are ready to flood the eastern city and they know that despite the change of date their supporters will still come out in their thousands to register their displeasure at the way the country is being run by President Mugabe and his Zanu PF government.
“We are not worried that Thursday is a mid-week day because the country is now full of vendors and self-employed people so we will still get a full house despite the police pushing us to pick that day,” Gutu adds.
He says party leader Morgan Tsvangirai will be part of the marchers as he has recovered from an illness which saw him going to South Africa for treatment.