MDC youths moot taking 'endgame campaign' to SA

HARARE - Sensing the demise of faction-torn Zanu PF, youths in the MDC led by Morgan Tsvangirai are now setting up and strengthening regional structures ahead of the much-anticipated 2018 elections.

Speaking to the Daily News, MDC youths leader Happymore Chidziva said they will not fold arms while Zanu PF destroys the country.

“We need to end this Zanu PF madness now, we can’t keep folding our hands while (President Robert) Mugabe is enjoying with his family, enough is enough we must act ...,” said Chidziva.

According to the opposition youths leader they are planning to take their peaceful demonstrations to Sadc countries starting with South Africa, so as to pile up pressure on Mugabe.

“The direction now is marching towards the end game. We are mobilising our people to defy the government of the day as it is now old and clueless. Whenever government official visits SA, they must face tough times.”

Chidziva said that since the ruling party has failed the country, it is time for youths — who bear the full brunt of the economic collapse — to take matters into their own hands.

“They do not have a solution to solve the country’s problems. The president is the CEO of the country and he has failed us ...We have the power to make a difference and that power is right in our hands. I am more persuaded now than ever before on the need to act and act decisively.”

The MDC has set May 28, for another massive demonstration in Bulawayo.

Last month, the MDC held a massive demonstration which jolted the warring Zanu PF factions.

The MDC is protesting against a number of issues, including Zanu PF’s failure to fulfil its promise to create 2, 2 million jobs as espoused in the ruling party’s 2013 election manifesto, as well as demand for answers following Mugabe’s recent revelations that $15 billion was stolen from the Chiadzwa diamond mining fields.

Comments (9)

The youths should understand that SADC played its role that gave us the a new constitution and free and fair elections in 2013.

Cde Mgagao - 16 May 2016

Our opposition is clueless...they are the ones perpetuating Mugabe's rule. Why go to the region? the war is here at home. You cannot even learn fro Dynamos supporters and even Highlanders supporters..they make police run for their dear life. It is now war as people are disappearing. We rather die once and for all...let them finish us, we are tired. Thus the problem of being led by people who are comfortable and have enough for themselves and their children and relatives. The poor will soon say enough is enough and we will be on the streets and die with dignity

dollarman - 16 May 2016

i dont think the yutz need to do this! other countries need to be engaged at a diplomatic level! sadc has nothing to do with zim! morgan consulted with these kantries and they kno our position as mdc. a position which they are unwilling to uphold both at sadc & au level. demonstrating in these kantries will tarnish the image of our party as those kantries will side with rhobhati in bastardising us for doing the demos. see; sadc has benefited from our crisis becoz the ill-advised & barbaric land reform chased all the productive farmers into these sadc kantries and they are doing good to the extent of exporting maize to zim. now the mindless and not-so-well-thought indeginisation is pushing out the few remaining companies. can we go and demonstrate our displeasure to other kantries for our own failed policies??! i stand to be guided on this one.

SaManyika Chaiye - 16 May 2016

Those countries have their own problems, especially South Africa, please dont embarass yourselves, noone will listen to you

Billy Pule - 16 May 2016

Please just don't bring chaos in my country, we have enough problems as it is. Deal with your issues in your own home don't bring them in my backyard.

Martin - 16 May 2016

this is what happens when you have an opposition that has managed to get rid of all its clear headed people just so one person can rule. Vanhu ve MDC have no respect for the people of Zimbabwe, you have civilian youths not affiliated to any party protesting on social media, making noise in Zim on agendas that you should have been making noise over years ago and your response is let us go regional, muchiti munhu ari in another country akagarika will lift themselves as opposed to one going through trouble in Zim. Tikwanirei.

B Moyo - 17 May 2016

Marasika apa. Zwasiyanepi nerume rinoti mumba mapinda mhungu rosvetuka richisiya mukadzi nevana kuenda next door rondodaidzira kuti varume endai kumba kwangu munonunura mhuri yangu. All what MDC need do is capitalize on the current happenings in Zanu-PF. Tsvangirai should let someone else lead this next move.

Masamba Akareyo - Tanganda - 17 May 2016

Marasika apa. Zwasiyanepi nerume rinoti mumba mapinda mhungu rosvetuka richisiya mukadzi nevana kuenda next door rondodaidzira kuti varume endai kumba kwangu munonunura mhuri yangu. All what MDC need do is capitalize on the current happenings in Zanu-PF. Tsvangirai should let someone else lead this next move.

Masamba Akareyo - Tanganda - 17 May 2016

What will shouting and throwing tantrums in SA achieve?

XG - 17 May 2016

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