Brace for more protests: Nera

A GROUPING of opposition parties under the banner of National Electoral Reform Agenda (Nera) yesterday urged its members to brace for a fresh wave of demonstrations starting with Chitungwiza this Friday before spreading to other provinces next week.

Source: Brace for more protests: Nera – NewsDay Zimbabwe September 20, 2016


Nera’s head of legal affairs, Douglas Mwonzora, said their meeting in the capital had resolved to intensify demands for electoral reforms through public demonstrations.

“We are going to hold a major rally in Chitungwiza this Friday and other parts of the country. Next Friday, we will hold mega demonstrations in the country’s 210 constituencies,” Mwonzora said.

“We are simply going to notify the police, but will not be concerned with their response. We have notified them before and they still beat us, so we will go ahead with the protests.”

Police on Saturday crushed another Nera demonstration in Harare and arrested over 100 protesters.

But Mwonzora said: “We are not afraid of Mugabe’s little prison cells. It’s game on,” adding they would also take their campaign to Sadc, the African Union and the international community.


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    I am in total support of demonstration. Keeping an old staggering man to lead us is not fair.
    Mugabe wants to act as a world leader. His speeches will never help Zimbabweans. We want someone who serves the interest of the country.
    What makes a different replace a whitemen with a Chinese? Now China is using cash to buy and control Zimbabwe.
    He has played with us for too long. Lobengula is blamed for receiving sugar in order to sign an aggreement that seeked to get permission to occupy our rich nation. Now samething is happennig with China.
    Zimbabwe anorwadzisa akomana.

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    Chanisa 6 years ago

    Now we are talking. Good attitude Nera.

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    C Frizell 6 years ago

    Keep up the pressure Zimbos, but be warned that Organised Crime will not give up easily.