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Zimbabwe opposition hold anti-Mugabe protests

Zimbabwe opposition hold anti-Mugabe protests


Days after the Million Man march in honour of Zimbabwe’s veteran president Robert Mugabe, opposition supporters took to the streets.

Led by the main opposition party Movement for Democratic Change, thousands demonstrated in Bulawayo the country’s second city on Saturday.

The MDC organised march saw party supporters and ordinary people across the political divide turn up to show their anger and dissatisfaction with the government.

The protesters, donning MDC regalia said they will continue to demand for the resignation of Mugabe who they blame for the nation’s economic short comings.

In April, the opposition held the country’s biggest anti-Mugabe rally. MDC has vowed to hold more protests around the country.

Meanwhile, during Africa Day, Mugabe ruled out the possibility of stepping down from office. The veteran leader was quoted as saying “I am at the service of the people. If the people feel I should go, I go. But at the moment where do you want me to go? I am not going anywhere.”

AFP, Press Agencies

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