Police thwart MRP’s anti-Mnangagwa protest

POLICE in Bulawayo have reportedly foiled a plot by secessionist Mthwakazi Republic Party (MRP) activists to demonstrate against President EmmersonMnangagwa during the official opening of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) today.

BY NQOBANI NDLOVU

Southern Eye heard MRP activists were planning to doorstep and embarrass Mnangagwa during his address to register their concerns over his failure to address the 1980s Gukurahundi mass killings.

MRP president Mqondisi Moyo yesterday confirmed that they were summoned and cautioned by police, but denied reports that they intended to protest against the President.
“We did not and we do not have any such plans to demonstrate at the ZITF. In any case, we never publicise our plans. However, it is true that senior police officers called us on Tuesday questioning us on the planned protest,” he said.

“The senior cops in attendance, such as Chief Superintendent Mthokoisi Manzini, said they had gathered information that we wanted to protest. I would like to think it was more of fear on their part that we had such plans. They were saying the protest, if any, will soil the country’s image during such a prestigious event when the country is looking for investors.”

In December last year, MRP activists were arrested and detained at the then Brady Barracks on the outskirts of Bulawayo after they confronted Mnangagwa during a church meeting at ZITF and demanded an explanation of his role in the Gukurahundi massacres.

Another Gukurahundi protest was held in Pretoria, South Africa, where Mnangagwa was addressing Zimbabweans based in the neighbouring country.

The MRP activists claimed Mnangagwa had a hand in the mass killings that left over 20 000 people dead in the Midlands, Bulawayo and Matabeleland provinces.

The activists recently disrupted National Peace and Reconciliation Commission public hearings public hearings in Bulawayo and Matabeleland North, demanding the release of the Chihambakwe Commission of Inquiry report into the Gukurahundi massacres.

7 Comments

  1. Zvakozvenyuhazvirehwimayivepi Mazivazvangumhakayakora

    Comment…Hahiwaho, vamwe varikurakidza zvigadzirwa imi moda kuzvirakidza. Modiyi kuenda kozvirakidzira kuhofisi kwavo S. Machel, Harare. Itayi zvinovaka nyika imi, kwete kungoramboda kuwondonga, muchiita zvisakafanira. Kana musina zvekuita kokuswera murere kudzimba. Sungayi anhu MAPURISA.

  2. i agree with you sure kana vanhu vasina chokuita endei kukereke kana kuno rara kumba kwenyu kwamuno roga Vanhu havana kwavo vakaoma ED is doing something regarding the GUKURAHUNDI issue more than ever before.

  3. To demonstrate and profer one’s views is a democrating right, by denying them that chance the Police are trampling on basic human rights, with the world alive to this fact Police action soil the country’s image worse than the demonstration.

  4. sinyo thank u iwe jos do u have proof of what u are saying kutaura kwausina kuswera

  5. marights akusvibisa chimiro chenyika yatiri kuyedza kuchenesa anofanira kusungisa!!!!!

  6. Comment…bekufanele ni toyi toye bafowethu lilungelo lenu lelo makukhona enikusolayo ningavinjwa muntu lendaba yamaphoyisa yokuthi babeyizinja ze zanu pf ikhanya iyaqhubeka,yekani ukusenyenziswa zimfene ezi awu abantu kunini behlushwa yileli qembu lisaphethwe ngu mugabe kumanje ngu mnagagwa yinto eyodwa,Chamisa has my vote akujiki!

  7. Y is it gukurahundi yakurumbira now where as nkomo was the vp nd the issue was dead yakutaurwa now kuna ED who was a servant by then. Nkomo n Mugabe ndovanemhinduro

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