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Opposition plan 200 000 men protest

by Staff Reporter
16 Aug 2016 at 08:21hrs | Views
A massive 200 000 men protest fronted by 12 opposition parties is planned for August 26.

According to reports, the parties - Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC-T, Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) led by Joice Mujuru, the Welshman Ncube-led MDC, Zanu Ndonga, Zim-First and Zunde, among other signatories to the National Electoral Reform Agenda (Nera) met in Harare yesterday and resolved to take President Robert Mugabe head-on.

Didymus Mutasa, the current Nera chairperson, said the planned demonstration was aimed at forcing the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to order the army, police and other State security apparatus to stay out of partisan Zanu PF politics, Newsday reported.

"We don't want to see the army, police and the intelligence being involved in party politics"said Mutasa.

"We don't want to see soldiers campaigning for Zanu PF or any other party. They must stay in the barracks, not in rural areas intimidating our villagers,"he said.

Mutasa warned the police from attempting to stop their demonstration.

"What is critical is that we are going to demonstrate and we shall do so in accordance with the country's laws. Police should uphold the law and respect our rights. I know they will do so,"Mutasa said.

Source - NewsDay