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Time for Action
The Movement for Democratic Change is launching today, an appeal to all Zimbabweans to help the Party fund its legal challenge to the fraudulent election of Robert Mugabe as President in the March 2002 elections. The appeal is aimed at raising funds for the court case which is expected to last for some time and for which a substantial and extreemly competent legal team has been assembled. We have no doubt that this legal challenge would be successful in any properly constituted court in the world and we trust the legal profession in Zimbabwe to give the people justice.
Donations can be made at any time from Monday the 15th of July until Friday the 20th of July, when in fact we have been instructed by the High Court to make a $2 000 000 security deposit with the High Court before they will initiate proceedings. The centres for donations are all MDC offices in the country.
At the same time we are asking all Zimbabweans who are making a donation, to sign a petition to the Chief Justice, appealing to him as the custodian of the legal system in Zimbabwe, to ensure that this case is heard fairly and objectively and within the law. We are also asking him to ensure that the rule of law is restored and that Zimbabweans are given justice by their legal system. We ask all Zimbabweans to sign this petition. The petition with a form for signatures is attached for your information and use.
At the end of the week, the President of the Movement for Democratic Change will present the results of the petition to the Chief Justice together with the payment of the $2 000 000 that has been demanded.
This is your first opportunity to make your voice heard in a real way since the election – go today to your nearest MDC office or donations point and make your donations and sign the petition. Or you can print off a copy of the attached petition – take it to your friends and staff and ask them to make a small donation and to sign the petition, then take the completed petitions plus the cash collected to your nearest MDC office. Drop your money into the collection bins provided and give your signed petition forms to the staff on duty. The results of the fund raising and the petition will be published in the independent press.
Together we can complete the change for a better Zimbabwe. This is your chance to show how strongly we feel about the situation in the country at present and about the fraudulent election of Robert Mugabe in March.