Demos Banned In Harare But Bulawayo Proceeds With March Today

 Demos Banned In Harare But Bulawayo Proceeds With March Today
Published: 2016 September 02 08:06:47 (1943 Views)

THE Zimbabwe government has declared a temporary State of Emergency which has seen demos being banned in the capital Harare for two weeks but in Bulawayo, the country’s second largest city, the demonstrations are expected to roll today. 
Zapu leader, Dumiso Dabengwa and MDC president, Welshman Ncube yesterday said they will be leading today’s protest march in Bulawayo, as part of efforts by opposition parties to pressure the Zanu PF regime to implement electoral reforms, NewsDay reported. 

The Bulawayo demonstrations are set to start at 10am at the Lunar Park grounds along Masotsha Ndlovu Avenue, with all opposition parties in the region expected to take to the streets. The protests are running under the theme Together We Can.
Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) Bulawayo provincial chairperson, Esnath Bulayana, told journalists that the parties have agreed on a raft of demands, among them the unconditional release of all activists arrested in the last demonstrations.
“We have agreed that we will only go to the 2018 elections on condition that a new voters’ roll is prepared, an independent Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) is set up, that Zec is demilitarised,” she said.
“We also demand that international election observers are allowed into the country. Chiefs have no role in elections. “We also demand that an electronic version of the voters’ roll be made available on time. Civil society must be allowed access to the voters’ roll. We also demand that the Diaspora be allowed to vote in the elections.”
MDC-T Bulawayo provincial chairperson, Gift Banda said they expected government to respond in a positive manner. “It is not that we are pushing Zanu PF to the corner. The things that we are demanding are directed at the government, and not Zanu PF,” he said.
“The two are separate. We have decided to push the government to give us those reforms. We have agreed that we will not go to an election without those reforms being adhered to.”
Zapu regional co-ordinator, Mark Mbaiwa said they had sought police clearance and were hopeful to get the greenlight to demonstrate. “The law says police should be notified. We are not asking them for a favour, but we are demanding our rights.”






- NewsDay
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