The main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) continued with their nationwide protests with this demo in Kwekwe drawing a sizeable crowd on Saturday before Zanu PF’s notorious Al Shabab terror group disrupted it.
Zanu PF’s notorious Al Shabab terror group is reported to have disrupted the march with riot police also firing teargas to add to the commotion.
Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has declared total war on Zanu PF, announcing plans to roll out fresh nationwide protests intended to force President Robert Mugabe to step down. Tsvangirai, a former prime minister in the government of national unity resumed work this week, after undergoing surgery in South Africa two months ago.
His announcement also came as churches, ordinary citizens and pro-democracy groups ramp up pressure on Mugabe to quit as a result of Zimbabwe’s deepening rot.
“The party’s national council was unequivocal in its resolution yesterday (Thursday) that Mugabe and his government must leave office or face popular protests as they have failed to find lasting solutions to the problems facing the people,” Tsvangirai said while addressing the media at his Highlands home in Harare.
Tsvangirai said his party had resolved “to continue its provincial protest marches while co-coordinating and preparing for robust and comprehensive national action on a date to be announced. In that national action, we will be rallying the nation and all democratic forces to converge on the national demand that Mugabe and his government must retire.”
“While our provincial demonstrations will continue, the logistics and mechanics for the national action are currently being worked out,” Tsvangirai said