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Mugabe might not rest for long, opposition threaten more protests

Mugabe might not rest for long, opposition threaten more protests

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean opposition parties say they are regrouping to hit the streets against the government after the expiry of the month-long police ban on demonstrations in the capital Harare.

Months of anti-government protests created political tension and series of clashes between protesters and security services resulting in the ban that ended October 15.

“Demonstrations will continue unabated throughout the length and breadth of the country. There is neither retreat nor surrender. The Zanu PF regime is collapsing and I can bet my bottom bond coin that the regime will be history even before 2018,” Obert Gutu, spokesperson of the main opposition party MDC-T told local newpaper News Day.

We plan to converge with all parties on the National Transitional Authority platform and any other platforms and reignite citizens to take to the streets and protest. The demonstrations will take place in the next few days.

The same sentiments were expressed by the People’s Democratic Party spokesperson, Jacob Mafume who said the demonstrations will commence in the coming days.

“We plan to converge with all parties on the National Transitional Authority platform and any other platforms and reignite citizens to take to the streets and protest. The demonstrations will take place in the next few days. The planning meetings are underway as we speak,” he said.

The opposition protesters are calling for a change in government due to the worsening economic conditions in the country including high unemployment rate and corruption.

President Robert Mugabe blamed the West for the economic crisis facing the country due to the sanctions imposed on them.

He also chastised the judiciary for allowing violent protests to go on in the country.

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