Addressing Journalists at Morgan Tsvangirai House in Harare on Thursday afternoon, MDC-T leader Nelson Chamisa announced that his party will be playing an active role in national Independence Day activities unlike in the past.
Chamisa said national days must be inclusive and should not be dominated by Zanu-PF as has been the case over the last 37 years. Said Chamisa:
It is in line with that redefinition and rebranding that as a party, we will seek to play a prominent role in all national events including the country’s national Independence Day activities.
National days must be inclusive and must not continue to be arrogated or dominated by a single political party. It is demeaning of our independence to ascribe it to the sole efforts of a political party. It was a struggle by all Zimbabweans that must be celebrated by all.
As I have already said, under our leadership, we will set aside the whole month of April—and not just a single day—to the celebration of our uhuru. April will indeed be an Independence month.