Thousands turn up for Matabeleland South Rally

mdc_supporters5The Parliament will make sure that the constitution making process is people driven, the MDC National Chairman Hon. Lovemore Moyo said. Addressing over 20 000 party supporters at the 10th Anniversary Celebratory rally at Dingimuzi Stadium in Plumtree, Matebeleland South province, Hon Lovemore Moyo, who is also the Speaker of Parliament, said that Parl

As the Speaker of Parliament, I will make sure that the peoples will in having a truly representative constitution is done. As Parliament, we are not going to write a Constitution on behalf of the people, but we are laying the ground for the peoples full participation in the Constitution-making process, he said

The MDC Chairman expressed concern over the continued arrest and persecution of MDC MPs on various trumped up charges.

Currently, two MDC MPs, Hon Ernest Mudavanhu of Zaka North and Hon Meki Makuyana of Mutare South are in prison on trumped up charges and thirteen other MPs are facing various trumped-up charges ranging from rape to political violence.

Hon Moyo said Zanu-PF was trying to reduce the MDCs majority in Parliament following MDCs victory in the 2008 March Harmonised elections.

The rally was attended by several senior MDC officials including the deputy National Organising Secretary Morgan Komichi, MP Seiso Moyo of Nketa and Hon Reggie Moyo of Luveve.

Hundreds of MDC supporters from Botswana and South Africa also drove to attend the rally.

Meanwhile, about 8 000 people turned up at a rally at Boora Primary school in Bikita East constituency in Masvingo province.

In his keynote address, the MDC spokesperson Hon Nelson Chamisa said the people should drive the Constitution-making process.

He said Zimbabweans from all social stations should drive the process as the country is to have a people-driven Constitution.

Hon Chamisa said the Party was disturbed by the continued persecution of MDC MPs, members and civic society activists. He said cases of political violence against MDC members were increasing despite calls for peace and reconciliation by the inclusive government.

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