MDC-T youths in anti-government protests in Harare

via MDC-T youths in anti-government protests in Harare | SW Radio Africa July 31, 2014 by Tichaona Sibanda

Hundreds of youths from the MDC-T gathered in central Harare on Thursday to protest against the government of President Robert Mugabe, blaming him for failing to create jobs or improve the economy.

There was tension in the capital as heavily armed riot police with water cannons patrolled the streets, as opposition youths denounced the ruling party for its bad governance that is threatening political stability in the country.

The riot police kept a close watch on the protesters and attempted to block them from marching. There were no cases of violence reported.

Our correspondent Simon Muchemwa told us the police have however told the organisers of the protest to report to the law and order section of the charge office to answer to charges of organising an illegal demonstration.

‘I understand the police have sent text messages to Clifford Hlatshwayo and three other youth leaders, to hand themselves in to the police as soon as possible,’ Muchemwa said.

The youth leaders addressed the protesters outside Harvest House, during the launch of what they are calling a ‘program of action’. These are to be protests around the country against the failure of the Mugabe regime to manage the economy.

The youth leaders also said the national crisis is a result of the rigging of last year’s elections by ZANU PF.

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    At last some zimbos (who outnumber the police)have plucked up the courage to actually protest !!!!! or are these prtesters hired from other countries.

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    Reader 7 years ago

    It’s a start well done.

    More please note no Violence, WHY, the world is watching.

    lets go ahead it was done in ’98 & ’99 so why not more force, there is more of us than them.

    Keep going you leaders of the future. I salute you for your courage.

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      gwabu 7 years ago

      the timing is too early.

      let those riot guys, the army and the civil service in general fail to get their salaries on time, then the time will be ideal when everyone else is hungry.

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    I take off my hats to the courageous youth for standing up against this clear injustice.You and WOZA are the actors, not some dubious NGOs claiming to champion human rights, commenting from their offices.Bravoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!1 Salute

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    Panda moyo 7 years ago

    Zim reeper. Were you part of this crowd?.if not pliz stop demeaning other zimbos until you are brave enough yourself to leave yo comfortabl mansion and join these brave boys n girls.

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    disgrace 7 years ago

    A good start well done young warriors

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    Michael Saruchera 7 years ago

    Please forgive me but Mugabe idhodhi because we gave him the mandate to run the country in 1980 and turn around and say Sanctions prevented him to run the country well. What is the purpose of the stupid C.I.O if they let sanctions ruin the country while they are busy looking for the people who are saying the people Grace is sleeping with. Grace ifambi zvinozivikanwa nemhomho yose yezimbabwe including Zanu Pf Women’s league because they want to bribe the President to submit to them because of Grace’s dirty linen.

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    woundedbaffallo 7 years ago

    Mugabe 90 haachaziva vanotevedzera zvaanotaura mapenzi

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    Ephraim Bunhu 7 years ago

    We need more courage and numbers for these demos to be effective. if it means adopting the Ukraine and Egyptian style where people protest on snd on until their greviences have been addressed.

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    Ephraim Bunhu 7 years ago

    We need more courage and numbers for these demos to be effective. if it means adopting the Ukraine and Egyptian style where people protest on and on until our greviences have been addressed.

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    munzwa 7 years ago

    well done you guys, please don’t undermine what you have done by reporting to the police. It is up to all to now protect these brave individuals by hiding them or whatever is necessary. Print a statement and send it to the police but do not report to them….

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    feared by zanupf 7 years ago

    X

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    feared by zanupf 7 years ago

    Kikiki the editor refused to print my apt comments. I call a spade a spade and tell it as it is . Funny how the editor doesn’t censor racist offensive vulgar news propaganda !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    feared by zanupf 7 years ago

    Kikiki the editor refused to print my apt comments. I call a spade a spade and tell it as it is . Funny how the editor doesn’t censor racist offensive vulgar news propaganda !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! From zanupf

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    This is the foundation well done young wor.ious

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    Petal 7 years ago

    “The man of courage is never afraid”-Confucious