SA MDC province protests against Mugabe

HARARE - Members of the MDC South Africa province converged at Zimbabwe’s Pretoria Embassy to demonstrate against President Robert Mugabe on his 91st birthday at the weekend.

The demonstration — dubbed “Mugabe’s Last Supper” — was the brainchild of the party’s youth assembly organising department led by Tinashe Chifamba.

Speaking to the Daily News yesterday, MDC South Africa spokesperson Wangu Mazodze said the aim of the demonstration was to push for Mugabe’s resignation to renew the Zimbabwean dream.

He said Mugabe’s immediate resignation would benefit everyone across the board,  particularly himself considering his advanced age.

“We believe the ‘Last Supper’ call benefits Mugabe more than anyone else. It is clear abuse of a senile and tired nonagenarian to be forced to administer the affairs of the State,” Mazodze said adding that “Zanu PF is a cult and Mugabe is the deity so his departure will help Zimbabwe.”

Recently, the nonagenarian fell in full public view at Harare International Airport — leading many to question his physical competence to continue as Zimbabwe’s leader.

Mazodze said the demonstration was aimed at raising awareness of their demands, among them a change in Zimbabwe’s governance culture, electoral reforms, alignment of the laws and the full implementation of the Constitution.

Other demands are for equal opportunities to be availed to all Zimbabweans as well as for Mugabe to fulfil his 2013 election promises.

Mugabe will celebrate his 91st birthday at the luxurious Elephant Hills Resort Hotel in Victoria Falls on Saturday with at least 20 000 guests attending. Zanu PF has been forcing civil servants and members in its structures to bankroll the event.

The veteran leader has ruled Zimbabwe for almost 35 years now and his praise singers say they want him to rule until he dies, as there is no deserving successor to take over leadership of his party.

The celebrations come amid a high unemployment rate and more people losing their jobs due to massive company closures.

Businesspeople, companies and parastatals scrambled to place their congratulatory messages for the president’s birthday while others like teachers were reportedly arm-twisted to contribute from their already small purses to make sure the event is a success.

Comments (2)

what do the mdc sa mean by the term 'last supper'? where are they borrowing the term from? i hope not from the bible.

taurai - 24 February 2015

kutambura taurai kunopa munhu ataure izvi,i think iwe ukudya uchiguta wega .vamwe havasi. so gutaika henyu,isu chekuita hatinaba

taurai - 25 February 2015

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