After weeks of watching protests by pro-democracy groups and opposition parties, Zanu PF youths are plotting counter demonstrations.
A meeting in Harare tomorrow to strategies has been set, reports indicate.
According to reports, Pastor Evan Mawarire’s #Thisflag movement and Tajamuka/Sesijikile would be the prime targets.
“They (pro-democracy protesters) can ignore our warning at their own peril,” a top Zanu PF youth league official is quoted saying.
“Those that may choose to go ahead with their protests will have themselves to blame. Zanu PF is the only party that has a history of defending the country and, as youths, we don’t hesitate to defend our President.”
Zanu PF Harare provincial youth chairman Edson Takataka confirmed tomorrow’s meeting.
“Yes, we are meeting as normal on Wednesday (tomorrow) and deputy youth secretary Chipanga will address us at the headquarters. We cannot mobilise to deal with those two people
“It’s just Mawarire and that other group Tajamuka/Sesijikile. Obviously, we cannot be worried about them and our programme will go ahead as planned,” he said.
Mawarire was arrested last week Tuesday and released on Wednesday.
The 39-year old Harare-based pastor started the social movement after spontaneously posting a video of himself expressing his frustration with the socio-economic situation in Zimbabwe, and the government’s inability to remedy the situation.
His act inspired other movements such as #tajamuka which means “we have rebelled” and#shutdownzimbabwe2016, a protest against Mugabe’s economic policies