Thou­sands demon­stra­tors rally Zim­bab­weans in sup­port of MDC

Observer on Saturday - - News - .African News Agency

Zim­babwe’s main op­po­si­tion group the Move­ment for Demo­cratic Change (MDC) has showed its dis­dain for Pres­i­dent Em­mer­son Mnan­gagwa with a rally in the streets of the cap­i­tal Harare de­nounc­ing the gov­ern­ment.

Sev­eral thou­sand anti-gov­ern­ment demon­stra­tors marched through the streets on Thurs­day, sing­ing and wav­ing plac­ards, closely watched by armed


po­lice, who gave the event their ap­proval, in the first rally since a deadly crack­down on an elec­tion protest in Au­gust, the East African re­ported.The MDC claims its leader Nel­son Chamisa was the real win­ner of the July elec­tions.

"Mnan­gagwa must go", read one ban­ner along­side oth­ers read­ing "You stole my vote, please give it back". Other pro­test­ers de­manded jus­tice for the peo­ple who were shot dur­ing the elec­tions. Anger con­tin­ues to build in Zim­babwe over the con­tin­ued eco­nomic cri­sis as peo­ple strug­gle to buy ba­sic es­sen­tials.

Ex­ac­er­bat­ing their anger is the fact that the pro­test­ers, and many Zim­bab­weans, had hoped for a new be­gin­ning af­ter Mu­gabe was over­thrown in a mil­i­tary coup in Novem­ber last year

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