A ZBC News article has claimed that MDC Alliance leader Advocate Nelson Chamisa has threatened to have crippling demonstrations on the aftermath of the party congress.
Chamisa is reported to have mobilised his Chiredzi supporters to join him in the demonstrations. Chamisa said:
Toti tirikuuyako musi wakati kusvika musi wakati, kwete chamuhwande-hwande. Zvatiri kuuyira ndechichi nechichi saka touyako munenge muneni here ndikati touyako (We are coming for you from this date until such a date, we are telling you this openly. We are coming for abc, will you join me in this.).
On May 1, Chamisa warned the government to brace for the mother of all demonstrations, greater than the ZCTU’s in January. He said that this would be to push president Mnangagwa’s government to address both the political and economic crises grounding the country.
In response, the government issued a stern warning against those planning protests saying that the security sector was always ready to maintain and restore order.
The country is at crossroads as the crises go unabated. The soaring inflation has eroded the salaries of workers who no longer afford medical bills and other basic commodities. Consumer rights groups and workers organisations have engaged the government in an endeavor to find a way out of the crises. They also threatened demonstrations in the event that the government fails to address them.
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