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President Morgan Tsvangirai’s speech at the launch of the
2013 harmonised election campaign
for Democratic Change
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of the MDC Hon. Thokozani Khupe
Members of the Standing Committee
Our colleagues in the broader democratic movement
Members of Civic Society
Members of the national Council and national executive
Provincial, ward and branch members of the MDC
Cabinet Ministers here present
Members of the diplomatic corps
Ladies and Gentlemen
Today is a historic
day in the MDC family and the democratic movement at large as we
collectively embark on this last mile towards real change and the
total transformation of our lives.
Today, we showcase
that we are not only a party of excellence but also a party of substance
as demonstrated by our policies.
We are showing,
through our manifesto that we launch today as we officially commence
our campaign, that indeed, we have a plan to govern this country.
We are faced
election without reforms and against a leopard that has remained
faithful to its spots, but our faith in God and our collective desire
for real transformation will make us triumph over the setbacks,
which are temporary. God does not wish the people of Zimbabwe to
remain in a permanent state of suffering. Our faith and our unshakeable
belief in liberty will drive us to usher in a new era for our country,
even as we participate in these polls with a heavy heart. Fellow
Zimbabweans, let us put God first in everything that we do.
We have tried
our best over the last four years, against serious resistance from
our counterparts in Government, to ensure that this country is prepared
for a genuine, free, fair and credible election. Regrettably, what
we have witnessed in the last few weeks is a concerted effort designed
to rob the election of legitimacy before it has even begun. But
we believe in the people of Zimbabwe and your collective wisdom.
We know you, the people of Zimbabwe, will do the right thing for
yourselves, your children and the future of this country. Indeed,
let us move for more in a New Zimbabwe! We are also showing, through
this mammoth crowd that I see here, that we have the people of Zimbabwe
solidly behind us and behind our collective mission.
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