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President Tsvangirai’s rallies attract massive of rural communities
for Democratic Change
Buoyed by the
of the referendum on the new Constitution
when millions of Zimbabweans came out and voted “Yes”
for the new Charter, the rural folk for years threatened by the
Zanu PF militia not to attended MDC rallies are coming
out in their thousands to MDC 2013 campaign rallies being addressed
by President Tsvangirai and the senior party leadership across the
peaceful holding of the referendum on the new Constitution, the
people of Zimbabwe especially those in the rural areas have realised
that it is their autonomous right to participate freely in the country’s
democratic processes such as elections.
For long the
people in rural areas have been subjected to threats, beatings,
rape, arrests, abductions and at times even death for coming out
openly and attending and voting for the MDC.
this has changed and the people of Zimbabwe have realised that they
cannot continue to be subjected to threats when they can change
their lives through voting freely for representatives of their choice
without being attacked or threatened by anyone.
At all the rallies
in the rural areas that President Tsvangirai has addressed thousands
of people at each event an indication that the people of Zimbabwe
are ready for real change.
On Tuesday and
Wednesday, President Tsvangirai was in Gokwe where he addressed
five separate rallies in the district. One rally at Chitekete Business
Centre ended at around 8PM when it was already dark and generators
had to be switched on to lighten the venue where President Tsvangirai
The people of
Zimbabwe are determined that since they now have a new Constitution,
they now want a new President with a new Zimbabwe and they know
that the only person who can deliver this is President Tsvangirai
and the MDC.
message to the rural community is premised on the need for rural
transformation which is very appealing to the rural community.
In his addresses
to the rural communities, President Tsvangirai says that the MDC
acknowledges that the majority of the Zimbabwean population lives
in the rural areas and the challenges affecting them are poor infrastructure,
financial exclusion, lack of social service, food insecurity, unemployment,
lack of markets and poverty.
On rural transformation,
President Tsvangirai says the MDC government will agriculture as
a business and give all who use the land to make a living the security
of ownership, resuscitate rural infrastructure such as roads, bridges,
schools and ensure the provision of essential services such as health
care, education, electricity, clean water and sanitation.
This is the
message that the people in the rural communities want to hear as
they are tired of 33 years of Zanu PF’s half-truths.
Tsvangirai today continued with his presidential victory rallies
and addressed thousands of party supporters at Maboleni Business
Centre in Vungu, Tongogara Business Centre in Shurugwi and Mkandapi
in Shurugwi all in the Midlands South province.
At the Maboleli
rally, which was attended by scores of war veterans from the area,
President Tsvangirai pledged that the next MDC government will taken
care of in recognition of the role they played to liberate Zimbabwe.
deserve to be taken care of by the government because of their illustrious
role they played during the liberation of Zimbabwe,” President
He said the
objective of the next MDC government t will be to correct good governance
through the creation of culture of being transparent to the people
at all times and in improving service delivery.
ensure that there is infrastructure development especially in rural
areas through rural transformation and job creation,” said
He said when
the people of Zimbabwe voted for the Zanu PF and its leader Robert
Mugabe out in 2008; it was only through the grace of SADC that Mugabe
was accepted in the inclusive government.
was part of the inclusive government not to save Mugabe but in order
to save the people of Zimbabwe. In 2008 and 2009, life for many
people had become unbearable and people should not forget that era
by voting for Zanu PF. People will be condemning to that suffering.
aspiring Zanu PF candidate asks for another mandate, one should
ask what he wants to achieve that he has failed to achieve in 33
years,” said President Tsvangirai adding that he did not hold
any grudges against Mugabe but was against his bad record in government,
which has been marred by corruption, lack of respect for the rule
of law and impunity.
will be in Mataga South, Danga North, Chizungu West and Mandava
Stadium in Zvishavane.
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