We will unseat Mugabe: Youths

Source: We will unseat Mugabe: Youths – DailyNews Live January 5, 2017

Mugove Tafirenyika

HARARE – As the Zimbabwean economy stubbornly continues on its free-fall,
and both poverty and unemployment rates reach catastrophic levels, MDC
youths say they will dethrone President Robert Mugabe this year.

Youth leader for the Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC, Happymore Chidziva, also
told the Daily News yesterday that 2017 was “a year of civil disobedience”
during which their determination to oust Mugabe from power would bear
fruits.

He also vowed to lead party youths into the rural areas from next month
onwards, where the ruling Zanu PF holds sway – to mobilise villagers to
oppose Mugabe, and to get them to register to vote in the
eagerly-anticipated 2018 national elections, “should our struggle against
the nonagenarian drag until then”.

“We have declared 2017 the year of people’s power and we shall continue to
engage this brutal government peacefully, because peaceful resistance is
the only meaningful means of confrontation in the face of a vicious and
vindictive dictatorship of Mugabe’s nature,” Chidziva said.

Nicknamed “Bvondo” because of his robust approach to politics, Chidziva
also said MDC youths had resolved to face the consequences of their
actions against the government.

“We are in the period of civil defiance and we shall be in the rural areas
mobilising people to remove the regime through all peaceful means
necessary.

“We are not afraid of the consequences because there is nothing to fear,
for we stand to lose nothing. I can liken our situation to the three
biblical lepers who realised that either way they were doomed, and so the
only logical action open to them was to go into the city.

“Guess what the result was . . . the city was liberated. We shall do
likewise. We are ready to lose our lives for the people’s freedom,”
Chidziva declared boldly.

Mugabe and Zanu PF have over the past 36 years been accused of unleashing
a reign of terror in the country, particularly the rural areas, to remain
in power.

The planned defiance by the MDC youths comes as a wave of anti-government
protests staggered the government for most of last year, including when
angry women marched against grinding poverty and hunger in the country.

Protests also erupted in Beitbridge as traders showed their unhappiness
with the government’s recent decision to ban the importation of basic
goods.

In addition, social media has also increasingly become an important
organising platform for Zimbabweans agitating for change in the country.

A social media movement dubbed #ThisFlag, which was led by activist
clergyman, Pastor Evan Mawarire, has been described as one of the biggest
civic movements in the country’s history.

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COMMENTS

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    Pps 9 months

    It is not so much Mugabe – but all the hangers on that do not want any change. They will stick to Mugabe and his power like barnacles. How many free loaders were there at the last Zanu Congress – all stuffing their faces with buns and cokes?

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    Nhamodzenyika 9 months

    Pamberi ne YOUTH yevanhu mu MDC. We indeed support you beloved bravadoes. Please my youngsters you’re on the right track, go to the lostsheep in the rural Zimbabwe where the povo has been Terribly intimidated and cowered into the point of no return, please talk them back to reality that Mugabe is not God at all but just an ordinary old folk but indeed leading a murderous party only known as ZANU pf which is on its death bed right now. Be candid vafana vami

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    MUSI 9 months

    ITS VERY INTERESTING THAT YOU GUYS FROM MASHONALAND YOU FEELING THE HEAT WE FELT IN MATABELELAND IN 1980 WHEN ULULATION WAS ERUPTED IN YOUR QUATERS WE NEVER ENJOYED OR RESTED FROM LIBERATION WAR YOUR ZANLA UNLEASHED TEROR ON US.IAM SORY COMRADE WONT BE VOTING FIGHT YOUR FRIEND ALONE

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      Bwedebwese 8 months

      When Ndebele King Lobengula (notorious for the genocide and enslavement of the Shona) singed the country away to Charles Rudd who then sold the concession to Cecil John Rhodes who in turn used it to obtain the royal charter for the colonisation of the the Southern Rhodesia, the Shonas did not hesitate to take up arms in 1896 to liberate the land. They would have been justified to leave the task to the Ndebeles whose king had sold the land for some rusty riffles and an un-deliverable gun-boat on the rapid-infested Zambezi River.

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    Ian Smith 8 months

    In this modern era primitive tribal ideology is a waste of time and talent.
    The smartest one among you should lead (Black white brown green or yellow + citizen)
    Forget skin colors that’s another stupid ideology.

    THE COUNTRY SHOULD BE LED BY THE SMARTEST ZIMBABWEAN CITIZEN (ONE MUST ALSO BE A HUMAN BEING).