The opposition MDC leadership will hold a crisis meeting in Harare on Wednesday to strategise after the government used the police and courts to deny them their democratic right to demonstrate.
NewsDay was told that the party will be looking for ways to continue putting pressure on the government without risking the lives of its supporters. Said the source:
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The meeting comes in the face of blocked demonstrations in Harare, Bulawayo, Gweru and other towns.
The MDC is clear that political pressure is the only alternative given that leaders on the continent are siding with the oppressive regime.
So we are now finding new ways of venting and they are there.
The meeting was confirmed by deputy party spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka. He said:
These are not normal times in the country. The nation is agitated due to enormous national grievances that include power shortages, fuel shortages, unemployment as well as the imposition of a debased currency that has dismally failed to provide respite to the despondent nation.
Amid all this, we are experiencing what amounts to the subversion of the constitutional order in the country.
The fascist regime has staged yet another coup, this time, a coup of the Constitution of the country and we are basically under a de facto state of emergency.
Under these circumstances, the leadership has to meet and will meet.