Opposition parties mega demo

HARARE - Below are live updates on opposition political parties mega demostration against President Robert Mugabe.

10:10 - Police try to block opposition parties' mega demo.

They are using water canons and teargas to disperse the crowd at FreedomSquare.

Meanwhile, the parties await a High Court order to proceed with the meeting. Pics: Annie Mpalume















10:45 - Dispersed protestors flee to nearby Harare Agricultural Show and Rainbow Towers Hotel.

11:25 - High Court judge Hlekani Mwayera has cleared opposition parties mega demo. Demo going ahead from 12:00 to 4:00 PM.

MDC secretary general Douglas Mwonzora says: "We view this as a victory for democracy. The demo is going ahead, we know the police have already teargassed the venue".

12:01 - Police still firing teargas at #Megademo protestors, despite the High Court ruling.

The tear gas is affecting the on-going Harare Agricultural Show nearby.



12:26 - MDC's Mwonzora addresses the crowd. Announces that the High Court has cleared the demo.



But police continue to disperse the protestors. 

One cop shouts: "Beat them... throw teargas kwavari kuti paite commotion."

12:42 - Helicopters hover around the Freedom Square where the protestors are gathered. 



12:45 - Police shown High Court order clearing the mega demo but they refuse to accept.



13:14 - Morgan Tsvangirai and Joice Mujuru join the mega demo.



13:31 - Most shops close in the Harare CBD as roads get barricaded.

13:46 - Didymus Mutasa arrives.







14:02 - Zimbabwe People First leader Joice Mujuru to address press conference shortly.

Comments (29)

Vachaneta chete.Mugabe ngaaende

Matsotsi - 26 August 2016

ngaende ngaende..kusvika rinhi idzi mhondi mbavha dze zanu pf dzichitiitisa.

Cde Zvavharwa - 26 August 2016

Ngaende ngaende,kkkkk achaenda chete.Kwaakabva anokuziva.Munhu wese muuyi muHarare.Hakuna anorambiramo.

musa dhenyula - 26 August 2016

@#grandkutsvagaMariPaTonaz It means your internet is very slow!!! isu taakumberi

Norest - 26 August 2016

dailynews tikuda kuona more of pictures of how the demo is progressing & less of written narration. there's more power in images

Chibaba - 26 August 2016

pakaipa from 12 to 4

cvx - 26 August 2016

kuona picture dzani? huyayi kuno kudemo...kwete kungoti picture picture makagara muoffice!

Uba musvovi - 26 August 2016

Izvozvi Mugabe atozviitira.Grace arikumhanya mhanya nemanapukeni.kkkkkkkk.

Matsotsi - 26 August 2016

Mapurisa Maya muchati vanhu izvozviri zvikwambo zva Bob.Varikumbopihwei chirikuita kuti vasimbirire kurova vanhu kudaro.

Matsotsi - 26 August 2016

A problem that solves a problem is a solution. Lets give Mugabe a hard time in all means possible

Ziziharinanyanga - 26 August 2016

Ian Smith tried this but he eventually fell. Mugabe is doing it again and truly he will fall and his will be a heroic fall as he has demonstrated that he is utter stupid and insane to fight against his own people.

Zvichapera - 26 August 2016

Its not Mugabe you are up against guys . Hamusati matanga

trevor - 26 August 2016

Now police yawe kutenderera mutown nezvimota zvavo. Who is now disturbing vehicular and human traffic, the protesters or the police?

zvakwana - 26 August 2016

Chisingaperi chinoshura musoro wegudo chave chinokoro.Pasi neuori weteam yaBob vese ngavaende kumisha kunofudza mombe kwavakabva vanokuziva.

Mararapanze - 26 August 2016

Zanu PF reaping the fruits of arrogance/neglect!!!!

Mukanya - 26 August 2016

ngavaende mhondi mbavha varoyi nhunzvatunzva dzinobira nekudzvinyirira taneta isu kana vasingade kuenda ngavagadzire zvinhu isu hativengi munhu tinovenga zviito mukaita kuti mabasa rugare neudzvinyiriri zvipere hatinetsani nemi ikozvino taakutotsvaka vangatibatsira coz imi hamunei nesu thanks tsvangson and mujuru we want change now

masvingo - 26 August 2016

Ko nhay zvakaipei kuti panotanga mademo aya pafreedom square, tombopota nepaJongwe hse apa tokanda a stone or 2

Gurajena - 26 August 2016

ndoo hondo munyika

zvanetsa - 26 August 2016

ndoo hondo munyika

zvanetsa - 26 August 2016

This is a turning tipping point. these guys had created citadels for themselves and failed to listen to anyone, including Mai mujuru, morgan tsvangirayi and the War veterans. Everyone who had something to do with the liberation of this country has been thrown out and treated like noneties. Biggest blunder. Trends of distruction on top: Agricultre Gone, industry destroyed, now imports, what do you want the people to do. And in all these circumstances, these guys are right, everybody is wrong. Thats selfish defiance and unnecessary ego. Zimbabweans rise up and claim what is yours from these morons.

nyanhongo n - 26 August 2016

Out of 36yrs do u expect positive change from mugabe n ZANU pf? These guys have totally failed Zimbabwe. Their incompetence is everywhere for anyone to see....from one industry to another....Its all economic wreckages They simply must GO....

Dhewa - 26 August 2016

Kwasari kuti mupurisa wese anoroja pamba pemu civilian abve anoroja ku State House, Morris depot neku Chikurubi, Taneta nawo mapurisa anoita seakamwa weti ye ZANU,

Mbokodho - 26 August 2016

These are the last and final day of Matibiri the madman from Ngomahuru

Tired - 26 August 2016

These are the last and final day of Matibiri the madman from Ngomahuru

Tired - 26 August 2016

Hooligans. Ko.. murder, vandalism nelooting ndoinei?

anri3v - 26 August 2016

police should stop obstructing peaceful demonstration .people will not rest .I fore see more demonstrations in the near future taking into account coming of the bond paper end of October

charles chimutararwa - 26 August 2016

Demo kusvika kamudhara kasinga bvume kukura kaenda. Ikozvino kozviwetera but hakadi kuenda. Police if they provoke us, we will beat up. We have been angry a long time ago. Hee hee no more threatening people, guys each demo lets go in our numbers, tione kuti vznotidii zimbabwe yose.

Zhara - 26 August 2016

Salute to all youngsters who stood up to fix the problem in our country . This is the right direction to follow what is needed now is to be persistent and flush out a few sell out who will want to derail the movement by spying on you . Also viva to Morgan for coming back with a bang when enemies were rejoicing that you are sick and will die soon you surprised many by joining the struggle and boosting moral and hope to the nation . To all young people this country belong to you stand up and be counted fix the rot once and finish if police provoke you and disrespect court orders MURUU THEM .

Diibulaanyika - 27 August 2016

That's why me I stand behind Morgan.This man is genuine,, u don't need a prophet to see his heart.He is a God sent,a man who sacrifice everything for the freedom of Zimbabwe. I wander why some people can't see.Zvinonzi kwadzinorohwa matumbu ndiko kwadzinomhanyira!!!!.If only all of us can wake up &see reality then we shall unite&follow the true guy to the victory.I am happy Mai Mujuru&crue joined the struggle. But we still need to open the eyes of these police&ZANU thugs who can't even afford to buy a PR of shoes but they running, beating&killing innocent people only because they are getting scuds&sadza nemacabbage.

Matsotsi - 27 August 2016

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