Anti-Mugabe protests gather momentum

HARARE - Youths from 14 opposition political parties and 45 civil society organisations have joined hands in their quest to force President Robert Mugabe to fulfil his 2013 poll pledge — through nationwide demonstrations.

In an interview with the Daily News last week , MDC youth chairperson Happpison Chidziva said the 14 opposition parties and 45 civic organisations under the Hashtag #Tajamuka/Sesjikile Campaign will move around the country urging people to take action against Mugabe’s misrule.

“The Occupy Africa Unity Square is now part of #Tajamuka/Sesjikile Campaign and we are going to occupy the Square till Mugabe resigns,” Chidziva, who is in the #Tajamuka/Sesjikile mobilisation committee said.

According to #Tajamuka/Sesjikile spokesperson  Promise Mkwananzi some of the opposition parties which are part of the group include, Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC, People’s Democratic Party (PDP), MDC-led by Welshman Ncube, Renewal Democrats of Zimbabwe (RDZ), Zunde, Mavambo/Kusile/Dawn, Transform Zimbabwe, Free Zim, Dare, Zanu Ndonga and NCA.

Some of the organisations include Youth alliance for Democracy, Zinasu, Youth Agenda Trust, Bulawayo Youth in Action, Harare Residents Alliance, Student Solidarity Trust, various vendors’ associations, the Rural Teachers Association and Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions among other movements.

“This is a campaign for all youths in Zimbabwe, they are arresting activists but we don’t fear them, we are going on with our protests.

“We are going to continue with the Occupy Africa Unity Square campaign, look the vice president (Phelekezela Mphoko) is living in a five-star hotel while the majority of Zimbabweans are struggling to make a living.

“We are going to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) offices and we are going to tell them that they must not re-engage Zimbabwe. There are thieves in Zanu PF and if the IMF gives them money, they will use it for their personal gains.”

Zinasu president Alistar Pfunye also added his voice and called for Mugabe and his entire Cabinet to resign.

“As Zinasu, we are going to join all progressive political parties and civic organisations who are demonstrating against Mugabe’s misrule. As students, we are worried with the current state of the economy, our parents are failing to pay us fees.”

Meanwhile, the MDC national youth assembly has resolved to support the Africa Unity Square activists.

“(MDC national) executive noted the continued harassment and intimidation of occupants of the Africa Unity Square through arbitrary and illegal arrests as happened at the Square. Executive resolved to support the initiative of occupation of the Africa Unity Square henceforth,” MDC youths secretary-general Lovemore Chinoputsa said.

Comments (8)

It is never too late to mend. I have said it that just as the ZANU PF government is a rogue administration, we are also to blame to allow a country to be ruled by a 92 years great grandfather. As Zimbabweans, we have demonstrated that we are utter useless and to some extent dubious. Mugabe is now like a spiritual leader in a country with a constitutional democracy. Oh my God, have mercy on us. We have let down future generations by gambling with the future of our children.

Zvichapera - 22 June 2016

Rise up Zimbabwe rise up

vince - 22 June 2016

@Zvichapera we gambled by electing an unrepentant Mugabe. Unfortunately, this demi-god thought that he was above Jesus by having resurrected a thousand times. The noose is coming unless you reform.

We were foolish - 22 June 2016

Everyone has a noble role to play to inflict positive change in our country, which collapsed as a result of poor governance. Today it is only the greedy leaders, their wives and children who have only enjoyed the fruits of the so called independence

The Observer - 22 June 2016

Its time Zimbabweans. Lets fight for our freedom. People should stop riunning away from their beloved country because of one monister. Lets put our effort together and confront this illegitimate government.

Markass - 23 June 2016

all we need is an uprise against this thivery govt. Morgan please take the lead we are ready to fight for what is ous ours. Enough is enough comrades.

Markass - 23 June 2016


john smith - 23 June 2016

slogan pamberi nechimurenga number 2 pasi nevadzvanyiriri pasi nevapambepfumi vezanu pf

john smith - 23 June 2016

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