MDC Youths Vow To Go Ahead With January Killings Commemorations

The MDC youth wing has vowed to press ahead with plans to hold gatherings in commemoration of the 19 people killed last January during protests triggered by a sharp fuel price hike.

The party’s national youth chairperson Obey Sithole told the Daily News on Sunday that they will continue to demand answers until the killers are brought to justice. He said:

As young people, we are going to do everything within our means to remind the world that on that day a gross crime against humanity was committed under (President Emmerson) Mnangagwa’s instruction.

We will continue to demand answers on the efforts that have been made to bring the culprits to book. We are going to have commemorations across the country.

Meanwhile, Deputy Information minister Energy Mutodi on Sunday chillingly warned that the government will not hesitate to employ the shoot-to-kill policy on violent demonstrators if necessary.

In the last few years, security forces have been accused of using disproportionate force against unarmed protestors resulting in the death of dozens.

More: Daily News


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