Opposition MDC has today reached 20 years since its formation in 1999. The party has undoubtedly grown large over the years. It, however, remains out of power with party officials claiming that the ruling ZANU PF has been rigging elections.
Over the past twenty years, party leaders and supporters have been subjected to State brutality which left many dead, injured or their whereabouts unknown. Posting on Twitter, MDC UK and Ireland said:
Today we celebrate the formation of MDC, on 11th Sept at Rufaro Stadium in Harare, Zimbabwe.
'Celebrating Courage, Growth and People's Victories' #Chinjamaitiro
— MDC UK And Ireland (@uk_mdc) September 11, 2019
The party was supposed to have its anniversary celebrations today at Rufaro Stadium but postponed the celebrations to the 28th of September following the death of Zimbabwe’s founding father, former president Robert Mugabe on the 6th of September. The party said they had to mourn with those mourning as per the African culture.
The party celebrates its 20th anniversary when it is now minus several party founders including the late former Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai who died on the 14th of February 2018.
The anniversary also comes when the party has on several occasions split into various fragments with some arguing that the confusion was being sponsored by the ruling ZANU PF.
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