MDC plots to shame ED at UN

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President Emmerson Mnangagwa

THE opposition MDC Alliance’s United States branch is planning a demonstration against President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Saturday at the United Nations headquarters in New York to press him to commit to key electoral reforms.

BY OBEY MANAYITI

Mnangagwa is in the US for the UN General Assembly meeting.

In an interview yesterday, party organising secretary Murozvi Mada said they would seek to make the international community understand the situation in Zimbabwe.

“We are planning to stage a demonstration on September 29 and this is for the reason that we tell the international community that we had rigged elections in Zimbabwe. Our main objective is to show the people at home that we are together and that we make the international community aware of events back home,” Mada said.

The demonstration will be held well after Mnangagwa’s address, which was scheduled to begin at 9pm last night, but Mada said their target audience would still receive their message.

Mnangagwa has already met Zimbabweans in that country and asked that they contribute meaningfully to the rebirth of the country.

Mada said Mnangagwa’s meeting with Zimbabweans in the US would not pacify them.

Mnangagwa says he is trying to change from the governance style of his predecessor Robert Mugabe, who was also met with demonstrations in the US during his annual UN visits.

Tawanda Dzvokora, the acting chairperson for North Dakota and Minnesota, said their dates could not be moved as it was tradition that they demonstrate on Saturday to allow for Zimbabweans from all over the US to converge.

“All roads will be leading to New York, where the MDC is holding a demonstration against Mnangagwa. The purpose of the demonstration is to reiterate what the MDC president Nelson Chamisa has said before what other leaders have said that Mnangagwa didn’t win the 2018 elections and that he is not the legitimate President of Zimbabwe,” Dzvokora said.

“We will be telling the world that the person they are meeting in New York did not win the elections and that he will be faced with the legitimacy problems that faced Mugabe and the same problems that brought Zimbabwe to a halt. The issue of legitimacy has to be resolved.”

But Zanu PF’s secretary for legal affairs Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana described the planned demonstrations as “nonsensical”.

“I am not sure what they want to achieve. That is hell lot of nonsense and they just want to show off for nothing and that demonstration is meaningless as far as we are concerned,” Mangwana said.

“They know very well that these elections were endorsed by the courts. They can go and climb a tree, the Constitutional Court of Zimbabwe ruled in the victory of President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

“No matter how much noise they make in the USA, Zimbabwe is not in the USA and we are not a colony of any country. They can try to show off, but that doesn’t change anything on the ground.”

Last year, MDC activists protesting against Mugabe’s continued rule and his plans to run in the 2018 elections at the UN clashed with pro-Zanu PF group — the December 12 Movement — which organised its own demos in solidarity with the ageing former leader.

Mugabe was forced to resign in a de facto coup in November last year, which catapulted Mnangagwa to power.

50 COMMENTS

    • Taura hako gura iwe. Demo yavo inobatsirei yet pakuvoter havauye and vanenge vachingoita noise vari ikoko vachiita mari dzavo vamwe taakuvaona mumafacebook vaakuzviti vaane matalk shows and vabudirira with only 6 months vari mu England. Vachiburitsa mapictur ari bling bling kutitivaone. Tibvirei apa zvedu isu. Tisiyei takadaro. ana Molly Tsuro he he he deeee ndaseka hangu ini. Munyarare muti zii tisiyei nekubirwa kwedu maelections infact hatina kubirwa takavoter tiri vashoma tikakundwa ne ZANU PF yanga ine vanhu vayo muno kwete isu tine vanhu vedu mhiri uko.

  1. Kikikiki sad and sickening. What do these imbeciles want to achieve? Now i have realised that chero zundu rikagara mudanga for whole life harife rakaita mombe kkkk

  2. Let them come back home if they are really serious about Zimbabwe.havanei neZimbabwe vanhu ivavo.ngavatisiye naPresident wedu,tisu takavhota,they didn’t even come back home to vote.saka MDC yacho inowinner sei muchiita noise murikure.demonstration or no demo nothing is going to change.if you are true Zimbos come back home and fight muripa ground.kwete kuda kuti zvitoomera vanhu.zivai zvekubvisa mapampers echembere makanyarara ikoko

  3. Comment…zvigotibatisireyi isu. useti vanhu vari kumusha turi pamwe hatinei nemi isu. let our president perform his duties u desperate thugs. you ran away frm zimbabwe manje what change can show us cowards !!!!!!

  4. In modern free and democratic countries people are free to demonstrate on issues they feel are relevant to THEM, they don’t have to apologise or explain themselves to anyone who doesn’t agree with their cause like in Zim

  5. Who is the MDC fighting for really and dont tell me about democracy ndisu tino suffer nema sunctions never the leaders these guys are not part of any solution but aiders and enablers of our continued misery ED is trying but just because that boy is so vain we are all held to rensom its a shame

  6. There’s nothing wrong with people choosing to live and fight for Zim from the diaspora, the fact that some choose to stay behind and watch their valuable qualifications and productive skills waste away under zanupf rule in a broken country with raw sewage flowing right outside their kitchen doors does not make them more Zimbabwean than others

    • Eagle wakatodhakwa hako iwe. Ehe maqualifications aora tisina mabasa asi tiri kuti vari diaspora ngavaite mari dzavo variko coz macowards. Demo yavo haibatsire coz havavote. ngavatisiye titambure is ma brave ones tinoti chinouya chinoonesu. there is nothing with them making their money through wasting their qualifications dzemuoffice vachibvisa machembere mapampers America ikoko.

  7. Ndokupererwa nepfungwa. Chii chinosanduka ipapa? No amount of demonstrations and hallucinations will change the current status quo.

  8. unotobva washaya kuti zviri kumbofamba sey nevanhu ava vanorwara aaaah. ngavauye kuno vaite demo yavo pakaiytwa court vakadii kuuya vakaita demo yavo, dai vakabatwa neUSA POLICE VOBVA VADEPOTWA

  9. KKKKKK some few Ed zombies here trying to rubbish the demo which they very well know is lawful and seeks to tell the world that ED was imposed on us by Malaba .

    • Just because people are not happy with what MDC is doing doesn’t make someone an ED zombie. The true ZOMBIE is the one who does not see or consider what this so called democratic action can have a ripple effect on their life or that of the next Zimbabwean. Be objective and see that Zim is in a different situation and does not need the people out there seeing divisions within us. Being in opposition does not mean you oppose everything that the government does, it means you keep the government in check for the greater good for the nation. Opposing everything will mean opposing the people in some in some instances.

      • Very well said and true. I feel that this is not going to do anything but make it worse. Please can we try concentrate on fixing Zim. Zim is beautiful and special. We are all, (it doesn’t matter who you voted for) Zimbabwean and all of us are trying to go forward. we can’t if we keep looking over our shoulders.

  10. Instead of wasting your resources converging in New York, send the money to Chamisa so that he pays of his debts. Your party has V11 forms which show that you were defeated in a free, fair and credible election. Nothing will change and better you obtain American citizenship and stay there. The majority of Zimbabweans do not need you here.Let progressive Zimbabweans in the US support the Govt as they did when they met out legitimate and democratic “ED”

  11. All those supporting unsupportable ED with no doubt they are in rural areas where they spend most of their time having skokiyana and they are badly shaped info wise .People in cities can not afford to CONTINUE drinking water full of matuzvi caused by ED that is why he can not even send a single tank of clean water to places that have no clean water in townships and hospitals .Hence the demo will make the world know that they is no change in zim and that ED is fake

    • @Diibulaanyika ndiwe matuzvi acho because you use your anus to think. Do you think I am on Internet ndiri kuruzevha? I am right in the heart of Harare but I cannot support a misguided person like Chamisa. Mind you it is one of the qualities of a good leader to be emotionally stable. Chamisa is not just one such type. Ichoooooo

    • Cry babies leaving in the Streets of America munorarama nemahandouts.Siyayi ED wedu akatiitire basa.Your Shallow minds think kuti ZANU PF has support from the Rural Areas.Isu we live in cities and own properties.Come home if you are for development because by the time you will think of coming back you will be a lodger.Tichakutongai kusvikira madhongi amera nyanga.ED PFEEE,ED PFEE muchingovukura.

    • Iwe dofo iwe. there are no mines in urban areas, no farms for tobbacco nothing indeed, just zombies waiting for agric products from the rural set ups. Townships in rural areas tap natural safe water from underground which is free from urban sewage contamination. reason why you think like that is your mind has been contaminated by the sewage waste you are taking up. Better ndisiyane newe

  12. They do have the right to demostrate elections were rigged and that is not a secret finish. ED busy kuenda kune citizens abroad begging for money fro them asi haadi kuti vavhote. Muri kungovhukura muri muzim ine cholera you dont even realise kuti the money that is keeping Zim going is coming from the Diaspora.

    • ehe bravo widzo hatirambe zvese asi nyaya iripo ndeyekuti ivo vari diaspora hapana chavanotibatisra nacho coz havavote. instead of kungovukura-vukura ngaite fight for their rights to vote whilst away using embasies. do you get me right. kungodemonstrator kuti the world ione hakuna dhiri coz the world haitibatsire. tell your brothers andsisters vari kumwa mvura inobuda soda vauye vavote nevamwe kana kuita cry for posta votes ndokuti zvinhu zvhichinje. Unoti kudii nemashoko angu?

  13. @wezhira wezhara blood swine what are you looking for in Harare where they is no zanu and no support for Chituta ED .You are minority here go lapo ruzevha that is where those who support your party under threats from subukus stay .Try clean smell mouth please .blood fool

  14. ehe bravo widzo hatirambe zvese asi nyaya iripo ndeyekuti ivo vari diaspora hapana chavanotibatisra nacho coz havavote. instead of kungovukura-vukura ngaite fight for their rights to vote whilst away using embasies. do you get me right. kungodemonstrator kuti the world ione hakuna dhiri coz the world haitibatsire. tell your brothers andsisters vari kumwa mvura inobuda soda vauye vavote nevamwe kana kuita cry for posta votes ndokuti zvinhu zvhichinje. Unoti kudii nemashoko angu?

  15. Diasporian have sent home billion of dollars if anyone does not know that then must not say those people are useless even ED know it that is why he tries to talk to them .Lets not make ourselves fools here by saying things we have no idea of .

  16. FUEL PRICES UP,BREAD PRICES UP, GROCERIES PRICES UP, CEMENT DENG ZERO ZERO…….
    Soon soon Trans cost, School fees, Rentals , everything will shoot up,

    ALL THE ABOVE COMMENTS ARE NOTHING IF NOT ADDRESSING THESE ISSUES…..heee NERO heee ED

  17. 204 000 people voted for ED in Harare and that shows that he has support in Harare altho he has less than Chamisa. If MDC yakabata chorela infected cities, why blame ED for raw seewage, cholera, lack of water but poronga MDC hamutauri nhai? You are the fools who support a party for the sake of supporting musingaoni zvainotadza.

  18. According to this nakedly biased newspaper, it is always ED who is “shamed” although there is plentiful evidence that Chamisa has been shamed many times for his lies.

  19. Well it took MDC less than a week to finish money problem in 2009 and ED is 10 month in power and the money problem has deepened .People dying of cholera he chooses to use 500 000 dollars for a funeral of Grace ‘s mother . Imagine all that money would go a long way in supplying clean water our hospitals but bcoz ED As BOB said is not a leader and is leading us no way and that is a shame .

  20. Who has denied Diasporians to vote, is it not the present regime which is seeking help from Diasporians? Let them DEMONSTRATE, THE RIGGING OF ELECTIONS DOES NOT CHANGE THE ECONOMY FOR BETTER. For a longtime Zimbabwe has been moving backwards because of ELECTION RIGGERS, THEY INHERITED A ”JEWEL” BUT FOR THE PAST 38 YEARS THEY HAVE BEEN DESTROYING THE COUNTRY. THESE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE INVITED SANCTIONS TO THE COUNTRY BECAUSE OF THEIR INHUMAN ACTIONS THEREBY CAUSING THE SUFFERING OF INNOCENT ZIMBABWEANS. ZIMBABWE DOES NOT NEED A LEADER WHO LEADS THROUGH HOOK AND CROOK. IF THE FATHER HAS A WAYWARD BEHAVIOUR, HOW WILL HIS CHILDREN BEHAVE, WILL THEY NOT END UP BEING ALL CROOKS? LEGITIMACY IS IMPORTANT WHEN IT COMES TO THE LEADERSHIP OF THE COUNTRY. RIGHTEOUSNESS EXALTS A NATION, BUT SIN IS A REPROACH TO ANY PEOPLE, ”CRY MY BELOVED ZIMBABWE ”!

  21. It hurts a lot when you hear someone say lets give ED chance knowing that we are behind other nations by 20 years and right now we will go back 5 years . That is how we went back bcoz we had fools blindly supporting Mugabe since 1980 despite calls that he was leading us backward . Now again it is clear ED HAS NO WORKING PLAN FOR THIS NATION AND must be removed in time bcoz we cannot sink past the point at which we are now .Singing and praising a useless leader is dangerous and all of us know it and we saw what Mugabe did when he was praised for nothing . We must guard our nation jealously by not praising leaders lest they destroy it . I see no hope in ED .

  22. Going through all the threads; what is apparent is we lack tolerance. We are not comfortable with views, values and norms that differ from our own That for me is the scourge of our Nation. Nobody deserves to be called a name simply because they see things differently. We will continue to stagnate as long as we don’t allow others to define themselves differently. We are a product of a deeply polarized society dating back to the liberation struggle. Just think of the historical context of words such as “gandanga”, “mutengesi”,”mapuruvheya”. There is no way you can be neutral about such words you are either for or against. These words evoke anger hatred at worst they can lead to violence…We are one people one nation. These party affiliations are artificial barriers stalling the potential we all have.

  23. ED and Chamisa should stop this political bickering. Ordinary Zimbabweans don’t care who runs the country, so long as they have food on their tables and can earn a living. Please, save us. Please, save our children.

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