MDC leader Nelson Chamisa said that his party will not be pushed into street protests as doing so prematurely will endanger the lives of people.
Chamisa said this while launching the MDC’s new policy document, RELOAD, in Harare on Thursday. He said:
Timing and strategy in any struggle is the preserve of your strategic unit, and the strategic unit is the leadership. Once you try to democratise strategy, it ceases to be a strategy, it becomes foolishness.
We’re very clear on when the struggle has to be executed to the benefit of our people. We will lead from the front, we will provide the necessary leadership, but it has to be done on our terms, our timing, not on the terms and timing of our opponents.
We know what the opponent is planning. They’re planning to do things that are wicked. But we want to minimise the effect of their wickedness so that we maximise the goodness of our strategy to achieve change for the people of Zimbabwe. Change is coming, victory is certain.