Anti-Mugabe March In Bulawayo: What Happened

Anti-Mugabe March In Bulawayo: What Happened
Published: 2016 May 29 10:13:34 (4705 Views)
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1042 : Gift Banda, Thabitha Khumalo, Ruth Labode, Job Sikhala,  Provincial spokeperson Mandla Sibanda present.

1042 : Martin Moyo, Byo Mayor also present. Moyo is an MDC-T official.

1044 : Heavily armed police are manning every street corner in Bulawayo, closely monitoring the situation. Some are armed with water canons and fire arms.




[10:51, 28/5/2016] : Carnival atmosphere here, people chanting slogans and anti-Mugabe songs.







[11:01, 28/5/2016] : Crowd still waiting for MDC-T deputy president Thokozani Khuphe.

[11:01, 28/5/2016] : Some people clad in party regalia and others milling around without regalia.

[11:07, 28/5/2016] : Route for the march - Robert Mugabe, 9 Ave, Pick 'n' Pay, Mainstreet. Address will be at Northend Open Space.















1130 : Crowd singing the songs, "uMugabe seluphele limlayeleni endlela eyakuZvimba."

1139 : March reaches Main Street and heads towards Nkomo's statue.




[11:44, 28/5/2016] : March goes on peacefully

[11:45, 28/5/2016] : March passes thru National Art Gallery and supporters chant ".Mugabe into oyenzayo siyayizonda"



1206 : MDC supporters have arrived at the Northend square, where the address is scheduled to take place

1223: Abednico Bhebhe is the MC

1230: MDC Leadership led by Vice President Thokozani Khuphe goes to the stage. Party Chairman Lovemore Moyo is also present.

1232: Bhebhe says Zimbabweans are sick for allowing Mugabe to lead them.

1240: MC introduces national executive committee members.

1241: Doglous Mwonzora takes to the stage and chants anti-Mugabe slogans. Says "Mugabe phuma, ngena Tsvangirai."

1243: Mwonzora reports that Morgan Tsvangirai is on his way.

1244: Ex-Zanu PF stalwart Themba Mliswa also here.

1245: ZCTU also represented by its members.

1246: Mliswa says his party YARD supports the demand for the country's missing $15 Billion.

1249: Mwonzora says the number of people (about 2000) shows the support which the MDC-T has in the country. He says people were neither forced or bused to come like what Zanu PF does.

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