Tsvangirai goes ahead with Binga rally

Thousands of MDC supporters braved the soaring temperatures this afternoon to attend an MDC rally at Pashu Business Centre in Binga South, Matebeleland North where President Tsvangirai was the main speaker.

MDC supporters
MDC supporters

The rally went ahead despite desperate attempts by the police to disrupt it. After an urgent court application by the MDC against the police’s attempts to ban the rally, a Binga magistrate granted that the rally should be held.

In his address President Tsvangirai urged the people of Binga to remain resolute in their fight for real change. He thanked them for their continued support of the MDC since 2000. Since 2000, the MDC has been the only party that has been voted into Parliament, Senate and local government council in Binga.

The President also briefed the supporters on the state and health of the party and in the inclusive government. He said the MDC was ready for free and fair elections but said the elections will only be held after the SADC roadmap to holding free and fair elections in Zimbabwe had been completed and adopted.

He also urged the people to prepare to vote in the referendum for a new people-driven Constitution and said the party would inform them on its position once the draft Constitution had been finalised.

Tomorrow, Saturday, President Tsvangirai is scheduled to address another rally at St Pauls Grounds in Lupane before proceeding to Victoria Falls on Sunday for another rally at Chinotimba Stadium.

He is accompanied by several senior party officials, ministers, MPs, councillors and the MDC Matebeleland North leadership.

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