A group of people suspected to be MDC Alliance youth activists today staged a flash demo at Zimbabwe Electoral Commission Offices demanding that the elections body hold by-elections to replace lawmakers that were recalled or those that died, ZimLive reports.
According to the publication, the activist had placards written:
- If Uganda voted in Covid why not us?
- By-Elections Now
- Stop Corruption, Not By-elections
- Diaspora remits, give them the vote.
- Chigumba Nyarawo (Chigumba be ashamed of your actions)
No reports of arrest have been recorded during or after the flash demo so far. In November last year, Justice Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi said the by-elections will remain suspended as the government focuses on fighting COVID-19. The MDC T over the course of 10 months recalled over 30 MDC Alliance legislators and over 50 councilors countrywide after the Supreme court said Nelson Chamisa was not the legitimate leader of the MDC T.