Saturday, 16 April 2016

Zimbabwe Wakes Up From A Political Slumber

The people of Zimbabwe want Mugabe gone! About 10000 protesters took to the streets of the nation’s capital, Harare, on Thursday calling for nonagenarian dictator Robert Mugabe step down after 28 years of iron-fisted rule.

Speaking before the crowd, MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai made clear that the protesters were not calling for revolution, but merely fair elections. 
“We are not demanding an overthrow of the government… We are demanding a dignified exit for the tired Mugabe,” Tsvangirai said, adding, “It’s time Mugabe listens to the voice of the people. The people shall liberate themselves", he siad. 
Tsvangirai ran against Mugabe in 2002, 2008, 2013. In what can only be described as a bastardisation of the democratic process, he got more votes than Mugabe in 2008 but “not enough to win,” according to the Mugabe government’s electoral oversight officials.

The protest initially suffered a hitch when organisers were denied the licence to match but the nation's high court gave the go-ahead.

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