MDC youths defy Chamisa’s calls for no protests

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In 2013, he was tasked to spearhead the party's election as organising secretary and the MDC suffered its worst defeat since its inception in 1999.
In 2013, he was tasked to spearhead the party's election as organising secretary and the MDC suffered its worst defeat since its inception in 1999.


MDC Alliance youth assembly is set to hold a series of demonstrations next week to protest against worsening economic conditions in Zimbabwe in a move that defies calls for no protest by their president Nelson Chamisa.

This comes as Chamisa reportedly blocked all demonstrations meant to put pressure on President Mnangagwa’s government to give room for dialogue.

In a statement believed to be authored by MDC Alliance Youth Assembly and intercepted by this publication on Friday, the youth assembly wants to demonstrate against back-to-school burden costs, high prices of commodities, a non-performing and static economy as well as the fuel crisis.

The youth assembly said considering President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his government’s “arrogant and ignorant approach” to the crisis facing the nation, it is important for national institutions and organisations to stand together as they have not been spared by the wretched policies and leadership.

“As the nation faces intense difficulty, uncertainty has engulfed our country. The illegitimate Zanu PF government has failed; disastrous leadership has become a serious threat to the people of Harare and Zimbabwe at large. The people’s revolution is ripe and we call every citizen to join, we are all affected by the current economic situation, no one should be left behind,” the statement said.

The youth league said the upcoming “revolution” will be joined by civil servants, the education sector, health sector, vendors, transport operators, students and members of the public at large.

Zimbabwe has been facing foreign currency shortages resulting in fuel shortages and skyrocketing prices of basic commodities as well as services.

The move comes as civil servants have given government 14  days notice before they embark on a nationwide industrial action.