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Chamisa Appeals For Unity In His Political Fight

MDC Alliance President Nelson Chamisa
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MDC Alliance President Nelson Chamisa

By Shorai Murwira

Movement for Democratic Change Alliance (MDC-A) president Nelson Chamisa said the fight against ZANU PF and its leader, Emerson Mnangagwa did not require one person to participate but every concerned Zimbabwean.

Chamisa said this Thursday while speaking at a news conference held in commemoration of the March 11, 2007 incident, where the police stopped a peace prayer meeting organised by the Save Zimbabwe Campaign at Zimbabwe Grounds in Highfields.

On that day, during the fiasco, MDC youth member, Gift Tandare was shot dead by the police.

“This is no longer time for us to be divided,” said Chamisa.

” We will not be coming to this platform as politicians but as citizens.

“What we are having in this country is a clash between those with power and the citizens without power, so citizens need to come together and realize their power.

” We are willing to converge on this platform and bring our own abilities, our capacities to support for us to move forward.”

Speaking at the same event, Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Union (ZCTU) president, Peter Mutasa said, “We have a failed state that is protecting a few at the expense of the majority.”

“We will fight and ours will not be a fight for one day or one year but a struggle for a life time.
“We have a big civic duty to fight together.

“The trade union must play politics in order to free the working class and the trade unions must be on the fore front.”

He said the ruling party and Mnangagwa would never give up the nation easily unless the masses unite and take it back peacefully.

Mutasa said the only way was to go back to the grassroots, join forces like how people were when the opposition was formed in 1999.

Nancy Njeke, leader of the Zimbabwe National Students Union (ZINASU) said, “We are fighting within ourselves forgetting the major problem in our country, we only need to unite and fight together.”

“Back in 2007, we were united and right now the only approach needed is unity.”

 

Robert Tapfumaneyi

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