ZIMBABWEAN President Robert Mugabe will leave office by December this year as citizens plan a series of weekly protests to force him out, the #Tajamuka group said today (Monday.)
“I don’t think we can reach December while he is still in office. We have also made a constitutional court application to challenge his capacity and I have confidence that he will heed citizens’ call,” Mudzingwa said.
He said there would be a total shutdown on Wednesday August 31 to protest against Mugabe’s failure to address their demands by the deadline they had given him.
“We, on behalf of the campaign, announce a national shutdown on 31 August 2016. The national shutdown is a correct footing into the red zone of the campaign,” says #Tajamuka member, Hardlife Mudzingwa, while addressing a press conference in Harare.
From the beginning of September, Mudzingwa says, there will be protests every week until Mugabe steps down and makes way for a transitional authority that would lead the country to free and fair elections.
“There will be action, serious action. Those who have been blind to the misgovernance have now opened their eyes and will be joining the protests from the provinces,” he added.
“This campaign will not waste time responding to empty attempts to criminalise and de-legitimise citizens’ demands. We will continue to build on citizens’ resolve to build a future for Zimbabwe,” he says.
Mudzingwa appealed to all Zimbabweans to heed the call, especially transport operators and business people.
Meanwhile in Cape Town, is mobilising Zimbabweans to demonstrate on 31 August, to ask the South African government to dismiss the children of all Zimbabwean ministers living, studying or running their businesses in SA.
The Cape Town based Zimbabweans to march to the SA parliament, which will be session and will then march to the SADC office where they will hand another petition against Mugabe.
“The time is now, we need to push Mugabe left, right and centre. Our brother and sisters back home have led us by example. Lets do this one small thing in solidarity with them,” say march organisers.
– ANA additional reporting by Patience Rusere