JOHANNESBURG – MDC -T ‘s South African Youth Assembly Â will be Â leading worldwide protests against Â Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s 35 year old rule of the southern African country.
The protests, which will be held in Pretoria, South Africa, Washington DC and in London are mean’t coincide with Mugabe’s 91st birthday, this Saturday.
“The Mugabe led government continues to cling onto power despite having been rejected by the people of Zimbabwe. Our protests Â are to show him that enough is enough,” says Â SA Youth Assembly Â Chairman Shelton Chiyangwa.
Dubbed the ‘Last Supper’ protests in SA will held at the Zimbabwean Embassy in Pretoria.
“We chose the name ‘Last Supper ‘because we want to serve him his last birthday present in office and save him from the abuse Â from his lietuatants who are forcing him to cling to power for their own personal benefit, at the expense of Zimbabweans who have rejected him at three presidential elections in the past decade,” adds Chiyangwa popularly known as Commander in chief General Shellaz.
The protests in SA will be spearheaded by the Â MDC-T Youth Assembly, will be attended by Â all Zimbabweans in the country, including locals and Â people Â from the region Â such those from Zambia.
“We are going to Â march at the Zimbabwe Embassy premises to express our displeasure at how Mugabe has been running down the country and yet Â has the audacity to hold a lavish birthday party that will cost the national treasure about Â US$2,5 million, while millions of us are languishing in poverty, forced to leave our homeland,” adds Chiyangwa.
Meanwhile in London the MDC-T Â Youth together Â with other Â Zimbabwean opposition and human rights groups will also hold similar protests Â at the Zimbabwean Â Embassy there.
In Washington DC,on the same Â day, MDC-T will hold Â stage march at the Zimbabwean Embassy there.
According to protest organisers in the US, they will be joined by people from Â other African Â countries such as Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, Kenya and Ghana.
In Â SA Chiyangwa said Â they Â are Â expecting Â thousands of people for the SA demo.
“Already hundreds of people have started to converge in Johannesburg to Â join us to express their displeasure. Mugabe Â cannot even walk, as shown by the recent incident when he fell, showing that nature has taken its course and Â as such must be relieved from this self inflicted abuse,” stated Chiyangwa.
Chiyangwa added that the worldwide protests are “mean’t to bring the world’s attention to the Â Zimbabwean crisis and show the Â people that “Zimbabweans are fed up of Mugabe and he must Â leave office immediately.”
Mugabe who turns Â 91 on Saturday is expected to host a lavish birthday party Â in the resort town of Victoria Falls on the 28th of this month.
According Â to press reports, thousands of people are expected to attend, in what could his biggest birthday bash ever. Reports say delicacies such as elephant Â meat Â will served. Â -www.zimsinsa.com