1:CITY>, on Sunday vowed to organise massive demonstrations against President Robert Mugabe’s government.
In his acceptance speech delivered to about 15 000 enthusiastic Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) supporters at the City Sports Centre in
“From today, fellow Zimbabweans, kindly save a penny and stock up where possible. A storm is upon the horizon,” Tsvangirai said.
“I promise to lead from the country. I promise to use all available resources and will-power to see off the tyranny in
There was no immediate reaction from the Zimbabwean government over Tsvangirai’s threats. But
“We are our own liberators. Merely assuming an early end for a dictator can be wishful thinking. You may have as many wish lists as possible; the bottom line is that we must rise and confront what is before us,” said Tsvangirai.
Tsvangirai also promised to hand over power once
“It has never been my intention to hold on to power after the people have liberated themselves from this dictatorship. My contract with the people does not extend beyond a certain time-frame.
“I believe there must be an exciting life for a pensioner – whether that pensioner is a peasant, former factory cleaner or a former president. I pledge to honour my word.” – ZimOnline
MDC congress venue plunged into darkness
The state-run Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) only managed to restore power supplies to the City Sports Centre, the congress venue, after two hours.
But there were no surprises at the two-day congress which ended on Sunday after Morgan Tsvangirai was re-elected president of the splintered party with Bulawayo legislator Thokozani Khupe being elected deputy president after beating off challengers Gladys Mtombeni and Lovemore Moyo.
Isaac Matongo was elected chairman while former legislator for Chimanimani legislator Roy Bennett was elected treasurer.
Dennis Murira lost to one M Komichi for the deputy organising secretary’s post.