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Strikes and Protests 2007- Save Zimbabwe Campaign
for civic leaders and democracy in Zimbabwe
Residents Association (CHRA)
March 14, 2007
THE brutal attack
on the leadership of the opposition, civic leaders and individual
residents gathered for a prayer meeting organised by the Save Zimbabwe
Campaign on Sunday 11 March 2007 at the Zimbabwe Grounds in Highfield
by State security agents on must inspire Zimbabweans to take the
struggle a giant step forward. Save Zimbabwe is a grouping of individuals
and concerned citizens from all walks of life trying to find a lasting
solution to the crisis of governance in Zimbabwe.
The Combined Harare
Residents' Association (CHRA) is shocked by the callous murder of
Gift Tandare, the Chairperson of the National
Constitutional Assembly (NCA) in Glen View and the vicious attack
of opposition and civil society leaders by the Zimbabwe Republic
The arrest of
the opposition and civic leaders, including the Chairperson of CHRA
Michael Jeffrey Davies by the police is an uncalled for attack on
the citizenry of Zimbabwe, who are merely demanding their stolen
democratic space, in this case, through a prayer meeting for divine
the CHRA Vice-Chairperson said: "The arrests cannot stop the struggle.
This marks the beginning of a sustained Third Chimurenga struggle
to liberate Zimbabwe from the bondage of Zanu PF after the end of
colonial rule in 1980".
"Zanu PF and even
President Mugabe know that this was how the Second Chimurenga started
in Zimbabwe," he said. "The grievances are almost similar. The masses
are driven by poverty, unemployment, high cost of living, dictatorship
and a justified desire to end lawlessness."
and bravery of the people demonstrated their resolute position on
tyranny, abuse of power and corruption in government. The message
is clear and unequivocal.
Not again shall
members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police and other state security
apparatus be allowed to attack helpless citizens in the name of
restoring law and order. The ruling party utterances that the current
wave of resistance is inspired by cash incentives are a fallacy
and inane political gimmick.
The ruling ZANU
PF and President Mugabe must be reminded that the liberation struggle
was funded by known local businessman and other countries such as
Russia and China and is the same way the current struggle and its
demands will be funded. Such utterances are a mockery of the genuine
history of liberation and will neither tarnish the image of, nor
deter bonafide Zimbabweans in the fight for the restoration of democracy
and good governance in Zimbabwe.
- The immediate
release of the opposition and civic leaders, including Mike J.
Davies, CHRA Chairperson.
- Access to medical
care to the detainees
- The holding
of elections in Harare in line with the High Court ruling by Justice
Kamocha on 2 March 2007.
Failures to heed
our demands, residents have resolved to consider various options
that are at their disposal.
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