The opposition MDC Alliance youth wing plans to stage rolling protests at the end of the national lockdown period to force President Emmerson Mnangagwa to step and down.
Mnangagwa’s departure would pave the way for the formation of a National Transitional Authority that will implement necessary reforms ahead of fresh, credible polls, the opposition youths said.
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Speaking during an interview with NewsDay on Sunday, MDC Alliance national youth spokesperson Stephen “Sarkozy” Chuma warned Mnangagwa that he faces the prospect of a long winter. Said Chuma:
As the MDC youth assembly, we said it before and we would like to reiterate that Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa is not going to last beyond June of this year.
Not even an extension of the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown will save him from massive public outbursts.
Before lockdown, we said we are taking the battle to Mnangagwa’s doorstep and we really mean what we say.
Certainly, we are going to give the old man a very long winter that will give birth to a leader from (the) people and not the courts.
The MDC Alliance has attempted to hold demonstrations in the past which were either blocked by the courts or crushed by the police.
The government has been using the loathsome Public Order and Security Act (POSA) to block the opposition from holding demonstrations.