Police okay Chamisa state of the nation address Tuesday
By Staff Reporter
POLICE in Harare have given MDC leader Nelson Chamisa the green light to proceed with his State of the Nation Address (SONA) the opposition chief has planned for this Tuesday at Mbare, Harare’s Stodart Hall.
This follows the ban imposed on the mini rally by police this past week citing their busy schedule occasioned by the opening of Zimbabwean schools for the first term.
But MDC Harare provincial chairperson Wellington Chikombo indicate Sunday that police have since allowed the party to proceed with the event.
“I am happy to inform you that police have cleared our Presidential SONA to be addressed by none other than President N Chamisa on Tuesday in Mbare at Stodart (Hall),” Chikombo said.
“From here, the tempo of our democratic struggle rises. President Chamisa will be laying bare to the people of Zimbabwe our cogent plan of action, our cogent plan in order of prosecution of the democratic struggle and programme of action of how we are going to reclaim the people’s struggle,” he said.
The decision to allow MDC to proceed with the event follows a week of tense relations between the state and the main opposition which claimed authorities were treating it like a terrorist organisation.
This is after police had issued the ban on the party to hold its event.
Chamisa had vowed to defy the police if they proceeded to ban the Tuesday event.