Friday, 12 August 2016

Mujuru, Tsvangirai clash in Gweru

Former Vice President Joice Mujuru and her ZimPF outfit will be in Gweru during the weekend, holding a rally on the same day and exactly at the same time Morgan Tsvangirai will be in the city engaging supporters and voters.

According to posters, Mujuru will be at Mkoba stadium for the 'Star Rally' on Saturday starting 10AM. Former prime minister Tsvangirai of the MDC-T will at the same time be marching from Amtec open space to the civic centre. 

"(She will) speak about how People First is going to address issues of corruption, economic decline, health, education, unemployment, and social change," informed the party.

MDC-T vice presidents Thokozani Khupe, Nelson Chamisa, and Elias Mudzuri are lined up as speakers at the Gweru engagement, dubbed 'Midlands Demo.'

Appeals by people of all walks of life for the parties to reschedule their rallies and allow either of them to meet Gweru voters seemed to fall on deaf ears.

"Why not work together?," appealed Dr Evans Sagomba. Blessing Murevererwi had this to say on his twitter account: "Would be nice not to clash though.People like me would like to see both.Not a good arrangement."

Recently ZimPF cancelled its Matabeleland South rally pencilled for 24 August after realizing that they would make people choose between going to a gospel music concert featuring Rebecca Malope and other South African artists, and attending the rally.

Meanwhile, there is a heavy police presence already in the city.