'August 1 second Independence Day'

BULAWAYO - Parastatals and State Enterprises minister Gorden Moyo has “declared” the first day of August Zimbabwe’s second Independence Day.

Moyo who is also the mainstream MDC Bulawayo provincial chairperson and an aspiring candidate for Makokoba Constituency said the day after July 31 watershed elections will mark the country’s rebirth from three decades of black colonialism.

Addressing hundreds of party supporters at Stanley Square in Makokoba in the second largest city on Friday, Moyo predicted another Uhuru.

“Zanu PF has done everything in its power in order to suppress our march to a new Zimbabwe.  But let me assure you that on the first of August 2013, it will be Zimbabwe’s second Independence Day,” Moyo said.
He predicted a resounding victory for his party.

“In 1980, Zimbabwe was liberated from white colonialists; it was rescued from white domination but come Wednesday, Zimbabwe will be once again freed from black colonialism. It will be liberated from a black to black suppression,” Moyo said.

Moyo who is squaring off with six other candidates lamented how Zanu PF has destroyed the once vibrant economy in the process turning hard-working Zimbabweans into destitutes.

He urged the electorate to go out in their numbers to “finish 33 years of suffering in one day” adding that President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu PF party are now destined for the political dustbins.

Speaking at the same event, aspiring Member of Parliament for Pumula Albert Mhlanga said.

Mugabe was taking Zimbabweans for granted.

“We should vote Mugabe out this time around because he is treating us like his grandchildren. We are not,” Mhlanga said.

“He has just run out of ideas and at his rallies all you hear are history lectures. We don’t want to be told history time and again because we all know it. Who doesn’t?” Mhlanga, also the MDC Bulawayo provincial organising secretary, added.

As the election date draws closer, Zanu PF has been dishing out cheap torches, flasks and kettles in a desperate attempt to charm voters, an idea Mhlanga condemned.

“We know they are offering all those goodies. Please feel free to receive them and don’t hesistate but come Wednesday we wave goodbye to Zanu PF,” he said.

Comments (4)

Spot on Gorden Moyo. Mugabe takes the people of Bulawayo for granted. Mugabe professes that for 33 years he didn't know that Bulawayo has water problems. He didn't know that industries were grounded to a halt in the city of Kings. Was he not opening the Bulawayo Trade fares witnessing what was going on. This time bye bye Zanu-PF in Bulawayo. This time bye-bye Zanu-PF in Masvingo. Mutare is beckoning bye-bye to Zanu-PF. Harare is saying bye-bye to Zanu-PF tomorrow. Bindura said bye-bye Zanu-PF long ago.

Gondobwe - 28 July 2013

Colonialism is a state of perpetual domination of the majority by an elite minority, whethter white or black. Zimbabwe noly sawpped the masters at independence in 1980. From Caucasian whites to Black oppressors. ZANU PF and all its liuetannats are fully aware of this, and will do just about anything including Mugabe's threats to arrest Morgan, and hurling insults to regional and international leaders who dare call him out on his oppression. Truth be told, they will not relinguish power without a serious fight, so I would encourage everyone registered to vote, please go and stand in line, endure the darkest hour of our beloved country, sacrifice for generations to come, it the least we can do this time around... to free ourselves from bondage. Zimbabwe belongs to us all "memo to RGM" It is and has never been your Zimbabwe. Rise up and be counted mahlebezulu, vana vevhu.... I have faith in that we can be authors of of our own future if we rise up and vote enmass. Keep the hope and faith alive, and paraphrasing Obama's famous call for change; together in this election, at this moment we can and will rise up and win this election... Lets goo change the world.

tino - 28 July 2013

New Canaan ndiyo yatinoda ne Wednesday 31/07/13

chabvondoka - 29 July 2013

Makorokoto nenew independence.

BUNZVA - 29 July 2013

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