MDC -T to hold worldwide demos against Mugabe

MDC -T to hold worldwide demos against Mugabe

JOHANNESBURG – MDC -T ‘s South African Youth Assembly  will be  leading worldwide protests against  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  are to show him that enough is enough,” says  SA Youth Assembly  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  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  MDC-T Youth Assembly, will be attended by  all Zimbabweans in the country, including locals and  people  from the region  such those from Zambia.

“We are going to  march at the Zimbabwe Embassy premises to express our displeasure at how Mugabe has been running down the country and yet  has the audacity to hold a lavish birthday party that will cost the national treasure about  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  Youth together  with other  Zimbabwean opposition and human rights groups will also hold similar protests  at the Zimbabwean  Embassy there.

In Washington DC,on the same  day, MDC-T will hold  stage march at the Zimbabwean Embassy there.

According to protest organisers in the US, they will be joined by people from  other African  countries such as Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, Kenya and Ghana.

In  SA Chiyangwa said   they  are  expecting  thousands of people for the SA demo.

“Already hundreds of people have started to converge in Johannesburg to  join us to express their displeasure. Mugabe  cannot even walk, as shown by the recent incident when he fell, showing that nature has taken its course and  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  Zimbabwean crisis and show the  people that “Zimbabweans are fed up of Mugabe and he must  leave office immediately.”

Mugabe who turns  91 on Saturday is expected to host a lavish birthday party  in the resort town of Victoria Falls on the 28th of this month.

According  to press reports, thousands of people are expected to attend, in what could his biggest birthday bash ever. Reports say delicacies such as elephant  meat  will served.  -www.zimsinsa.com