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MDC-T condemns the 'Million men' march that never was

by Obert Chaurura Gutu, MDC-T National Spokesperson
26 May 2016 at 08:12hrs | Views
The so-called million men march that was staged by the faction-ridden and crumbling Zanu PF regime on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 was a spectacular flop. A few thousand people, most of whom had been commandeered to travel to Harare to attend the puerile and utterly purposeless march, turned up for this non-event. In fact, the rented, whose main agenda was to massage the ego of a nonagenarian who has run down the former jewel of Africa. What a big yawn, the march was!

The MDC has always stated that Robert Mugabe can afford to rig the economy but he can never successfully rig the economy. In fact, the Zanu PF regime forced public schools and other institutions to provide transport for their thoroughly undeserved march. The following statistics from Mashonaland West province provide an insight into how  the fascist Zanu PF regime commandeered schools to provide transport for their uncalled and undeserved march :

Chegutu District :
Dudley Hall Primary School - one 63 seater bus
Musengezi High School - one 66 seater bus
Martindale High School - one 63 seater bus
St.Erick Primary School - one 48 seater bus
Bryden Primary School - one 30 seater bus
Presbyterian School - one 76 seater bus
Sandringham High School - one 76 seater bus
Vimbai High School - one 66 seater bus
Moleli High School - one 76 seater bus

Makonde District :

Sinoia Primary School - one 66 seater bus
Nemakonde High School - one 76 seater bus
Manyame Primary School - one 66 seater bus
Hope Tariro Primary School - one 66 seater bus
Chinhoyi High School - one 42 seater bus
Lomagundi College - one 76 seater bus

Kariba District :
Nyamhunga High School - one 63 seater bus
Nyamhunga Primary School - one 30 seater bus

Hurungwe District :
Karoi Junior School - one 65 seater bus
Chikangwe Primary School - one 30 seater bus
Magunje Barracks High School - one 65 seater bus
Karoi High School - one 30 seater bus
Chikangwe High School - one 30 seater bus

Sanyati District :
Jameson High School - one 64 seater bus
Rimuka 1 High School - one 28 seater bus
Rimuka 2 High School - one 75 seater bus
Chiguvare School - one 28 seater bus
Rubatsiro School - one 28 seater bus
Sir John Kennedy School - one 28 seater bus
Sanyati Baptist High School - one 75 seater bus

Mhondoro Ngezi District :
Ngezi High School - one 76 seater bus

Zvimba District :
Banket  Primary School - one 63 seater bus
Darwendale Primary School - one 69 seater bus
Inkomo High School - one 65 seater bus
Sodbury Secondary School - one 63 seater bus
Cornway College - one 63 seater bus
Mutorashanga High School - one 37 seater bus
Kutama High School - one 65 seater bus

When the MDC staged the "mother of all demonstrations" in Harare on April 14, 2016 no less than 20 000 people voluntarily took part in the historic march. No single school or public institution was commandeered to provide transport to ferry our supporters to the march. Put simply, the MDC never coerced and/or extorted money and any other material resources from anyone.

Zanu PF operates like a bandit commandist organization. For example, all vendors operating from Mbare Musika in Harare were forced and commandeered to participate in the spurious and fascist march that took place in Harare on May 25,2016.The long- suffering people of Zimbabwe should resolutely refuse to pay homage to a brutal and totalitarian political system that has pauperised and traumatized them over the past 36 years. We say a very big NO to the Zanu PF dictatorship! We should stand up for our rights and refuse to be intimidated and threatened by an illegitimate and corrupt regime that is in the sunset of its life.

Zimbabwe has now reached a defining moment. Never again should we allow the brutal, extortionist and corrupt Zanu PF dictatorship to hold the people of Zimbabwe at ransom. Enough is enough! The people of Zimbabwe should appreciate the fact that the Zanu PF regime is now living on borrowed time. No matter how much repression and suppression is brought upon the toiling masses of Zimbabwe by the crumbling Zanu PF regime, the MDC urges the people to democratically and fearlessly fight for the establishment of an equal and egalitarian society in which the rights of all citizens are upheld and respected.

President Robert Mugabe, as expected, gave a thoroughly banal speech at the so-called million men march. The old man has nothing new that he can offer the people of Zimbabwe. He has superintended the total collapse of a country that used to be an economic giant in Africa. The address by Grace Mugabe was coarse and provocative. How can she contemptuously announce to the world that Robert Mugabe will rule from the grave? This woman should be taught a little bit of decency. She shouldn't be allowed to continue insulting the people of Zimbabwe. The time has come for all patriotic and peace-loving Zimbabweans to join hands and ensure that the Zanu PF illegitimate regime is lawfully and constitutionally removed from power. No other option will do.

Source - MDC-T
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