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Real Change rallies spread like veld-fire
for Democratic Change
May 24, 2010
The MDC leadership
addressed thousands of MDC supporters at more than 30 "Real
Change" rallies that were held across the country at the weekend
to update the nation on key national issues. Addressing over 3 000
supported at Zvavahera business centre in Gutu North, Masvingo province
on Saturday, MDC Vice President Hon. Thokozani Khupe encouraged
the people to participate in the constitution-making
process as this would guarantee that their views are included
in the constitution. "We need to move away from the system
where the government sets the agenda for the people to a system
where the people of Zimbabwe set the agenda for the government.
Development agendas should come from the people and not government
because government does not know what the people want," she
Hon. Khupe addressed
two rallies in Masvingo at Zvavahera business centre in Gutu North
and Nyamande business center in Gutu Central. She was accompanied
by the MDC national spokesperson, Hon. Nelson Chamisa. She also
took the opportunity to visit general hospitals in the province.MDC
Secretary General Tendai Biti was at Tsiga business center in Mutoko
North, Mashonaland East province where he also addressed thousands
of supporters on Sunday.
Hon. Biti said there
were only two bus stops left on the road to a new Zimbabwe. "The
Constitution is one of the bus stops followed by a free and fair
election next year as the other bus stop towards the realization
of a new democratic Zimbabwe, which is our Canaan," he said.He
also urged the people to participate in the Constitution-making
process as this would enable them to put in place a government of
their choice."The Constitution should define and reflect what
you need and want. You must participate in this process,"
he said. He also mentioned that Zanu PF was against the writing
of a new people-driven Constitution as they do not want justice
and democracy in the country.The rally was attended by Mbare MP
Hon. Piniel Denga, Hon Iain Kay of Marondera East and members of
the Mashonaland East province executive.
In Midlands North province,
MDC national chairman Hon Lovemore Moyo addressed two rallies in
Zhombe at Malamuleli business center and at Sidhakeni were he encouraged
the people to participate in the constitution-making process and
also assured party members that there were no divisions in the party
as reported in the state media. "These perceived divisions
are the works of Zanu PF which is trying to divide us. As a party
we should remain united and focused on delivering real change to
the people of Zimbabwe," he said.
Harare, addressing a rally held at OK Mufakose, MDC Women's
assembly Chairperson and Harare North MP, Hon. Theresa Makone said
the indigenization policy being spearheaded by Zanu PF was a tool
that will see a few people in Zanu PF benefiting."As MDC we
want indigenization that is broad-based economic empowerment,"
said Hon Makone.
the same rally, Kambuzuma Constituency MP Hon. Willas Madzimure
encouraged the people to participate in the constitution making
process. Also present at the rally was Mufakose MP Hon Purina Mpariwa,
Glenview MP, Hon. Paul Madzore, Epworth MP Hon. Elliah Jembere,
Councillors and the Harare provincial leadership.
Bulawayo South MP Hon. Eddie Cross said the people should start
concentrating on the Constitution-making process as a key process
towards a free and fair election "Zanu PF is refusing to fully
implement the GPA,
as a party we should move forward and start concentrating on the
Constitution, said Hon Cross. The same day in Nkulumane, the MP
and MDC youth Chairperson Hon. Thamsanqa Mahlangu encouraged MDC
supporters to start preparing for elections.
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