MDC mourns Gasela

mdc_logoThe MDC joins the nation in mourning former MP Renson Gasela and Lyson Mlambo who perished with other democrats in a car accident in Zvishavane on Saturday.

The MDC family particularly remembers Gasela as a committed and patriotic Zimbabwean who fought for many years to bring real change to the people of this country. He was a democrat, a patriot and a staunch defender of human rights who wanted to see positive change in the country of his birth.

Since 1999, Gasela has always been on the vanguard; responding to the clarion call to save his country from the vagaries of Zanu PF misgovernance and corruption. We cherish his legacy of fighting for a better Zimbabwe. We value the many years we spent with him in our unarmed struggle against tyranny and repression. He has always been on the side of change; working hard to ensure that Zimbabwe gets its place in the sun. We join the Gasela and Mlambo families in their moment of grief as well as the families of others whose loved ones perished in this tragic car crash.

Week in week out, month in month out, blood continues to spill on Zimbabwes highways of death. Zimbabwes roads have become rivers of blood and death cages. Innocent people have perished on our roads and on our railways; far too many to warrant urgent action from the inclusive government. The MDC calls on the inclusive government to take these accidents as wake-up calls to deal decisively with the carnage on our highways which has become a loud indictment on the state of the national road network.

In the first quarter of this year alone, we have lost many innocent lives through accidents. Our roads have become the largest singular factor in claiming innocent lives. As a party, we call for a special investigation into the toll gate fees that continue to be collected but with no improvement on the state of our roads. Our roads need to be dualised and we believe that this needless loss of lives will be mitigated.

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