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encouraged by calls for non-violence
Residents Association (CHRA)
March 22, 2007
Arch Bishop Pius
Ncube today said as long as people in Zimbabwe, including Church
ministers remain in their comfort zones and refuses to take action,
Zimbabwe would forever be in a state of crisis.
At a press conference
held at the Northside Community Church, Bishop Ncube said, "people
should stand up and fill up the streets until President Mugabe"
He said disgruntled
but committed citizens, who loved their countries, had displaced
other despots across the world.
He said the
time had come for all pro-democratic forces, including the church
leadership to rise up from their comfort zones and demand that the
government uphold human rights. They should lead by advocating for
non-violent means to confront the dictatorship of President Robert
Harare Residents Association (CHRA) has been on a campaign demanding
that Sekesai Makwavarara and her fellow commissioners must quit
and elections must be held in Harare. On Tuesday residents, led
by CHRA besieged Town House denouncing the Harare Commission, insisting
that elections be held now!
Key among the
CHRA demands are that- elections be held now and all decisions of
the illegal commission must be ignored and rendered useless.
A report received
indicates that riot police beat up a student journalist with the
Standard ahead of the CHRA demonstration at Town House on Tuesday.
The police allegedly accused him of being part of the people gathered
for the demonstration.
offices are temporarily closed after threats by unidentified men,
believed to be State security agents. Unconfirmed reports are that
the Law and Order Section of the Police are looking for some CHRA
leaders for questioning in connection with the peaceful demonstration
in town. CHRA remains committed to the upholding of democratic values
of accountability, transparency and good governance in local government,
especially in the City of Harare.
CHRA calls upon
residents of Harare to stand up against the regime for its continued
abuse of its authority, power and State security forces. The calls
by the Christian Alliance are encouraging and should be embraced
by all peace-loving Zimbabweans.
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