The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) leader Morgan Tsvangirai told his supporters in Masvingo today that he was going to support those who will gather courage to go in the streets demanding their rights from the government.
Tsvangirai told thousands of his supporters who gathered in Mucheke stadium to celebrate the party’s 15th anniversary that a lot of Zimbabweans are suffering because they are afraid of demanding their rights.
“The problem is that Zimbabweans are very docile. They have a lot of problems affecting them but they do not have the courage to confront the government. I am not calling for violent demonstrations but I will support all those young men and ladies who are prepared to go in the streets demanding their jobs, I will support those who will demand better salaries, those who demand better living conditions,” said Tsvangirai.
Tsvangirai said it was high time that Zimbabweans get organised to pile pressure on President Robert Mugabe.
“The time to pile pressure on Mugabe is now,” he added.
The MDC-T leader said it was unfair for his critics to attack his party for failing to over throw Mugabe.
“Today we are celebrating 15 years meaning that we are just a teenager. We must not aim for positions, our struggle is that of excellence leadership not positions,” added Tsvangirai.
Tsvangirai said he was not against the army and traditional leaders. However, he said MDC-T was against few elements that were being used to advance Zanu PF agenda.
“Just yesterday we saw chiefs being driven like cattle to Grace Mugabe’s farm where they were forced to endorse her. We also know that soldiers are beating villagers in Gutu and as a party we are calling for soldiers and chiefs to be professional,” said Tsvangirai.Politics