No violence, looting during march, MDC says to followers
By Staff Reporter
THE MDC- T has appealed to its followers not to be tempted to engage in acts of violence and looting during Tuesday’s march to demand electoral reforms from the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission and the Zanu PF led government.
Dubbed the “Free and fair election peace march”, the protest has been organised under the auspices of the multi-party MDC Alliance which comprises seven opposition parties led by MDC-T.
At a media briefing on Monday, MDC-T national organising secretary Amos Chibaya said the main opposition was aware of a plot by party rivals to infiltrate the march and create impressions they are a violent organisation.
“We are aware that Zanu has organised its overzealous supporters to infiltrate and cause havoc and paint us in the bad picture. We will not have that. We encourage the people of Zimbabwe to exercise restraint in the face of provocation. We encourage the participants not to participate in any act of violence, looting or damage,” Chibaya said.
The MDC Alliance march will be led by coalition Presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa and his co-principals in the anti-Zanu PF front.