New movement threatens civil unrest

A new group of Zimbabweans has threatened nationwide mass-protests if government does not respond to its service delivery demands within the next three weeks.

Chimurenga/Umvukela, whose advocacy is being led by non-governmental organisation – Democracy Advocacy Initiative, recently gave the government a 26-day ultimatum to improve service delivery.

Mobilising towards the mass-action by the group, whose membership comprises students, civic leaders, political activists and ordinary citizens, is already in full swing, with members scouring the country to get more support for the protests.

DAI founder and director, Shepherd Chidhakwa, said the protest threat came after government ministers and others in power had abdicated their role of improving the lives of Zimbabweans.

“We demand government to immediately take concrete steps to address the deepening governance crisis that continues to deny many Zimbabweans the fruits of independence and has seen only a politically-connected few disproportionately benefit from the country’s wealth,” he said.

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