A vehicle belonging to the opposition MDC-T Youth Assembly was burned yesterday following protests which were violently squashed by the Zimbabwe Republic Police. The MDC-T Youths were protesting for the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission to implement electoral reforms. The MDC-T accused the President Mugabe’s regime of burning the Isuzu KB vehicle and targeting its youth assembly leaders.
MDC-T Deputy Treasurer General Chalton Hwende said:
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After the successful demonstration yesterday the regime last night burned some vehicles belonging to our Youth Assembly and is now hunting our leadership. We must refuse to be intimidated and we must show them that we are united as the suffering and toiling people of Zimbabwe.
We would like to show this regime that we are united in our call for a free and fair election. We are launching now a public campaign to replace our vehicle so that our youth Assembly can continue with their peaceful demonstrations until we achieve a free and fair election.
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