The nonagenarian has actually ruled the South African nation with an iron hand for 28 years and also it appears individuals want him gone. Thousands took to the street in the funding Harare requiring he steps down in a demonstration organized by main opposition party, the Motion for democratic change. estimate placed the group at in between 2000 as well as 10000 protesters.
Speaking before the crowd, MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai made clear that the protesters were not calling for revolution, but merely fair elections. “We are not demanding an overthrow of the government… We are demanding a dignified exit for the tired Mugabe,” Tsvangirai said, adding, “It’s time Mugabe listens to the voice of the people. The people shall liberate themselves.”
Tsvangirai ran against Mugabe in 2002, 2008, 2013. In what can only be described as a bastardisation of the democratic process, he got more votes than Mugabe in 2008 but “not enough to win,” according to the Mugabe government’s electoral oversight officials.
The protest suffered a hitch when organisers were initially denied the licence to match but the nation’s high court gave the go-ahead.
More than 2,000 supporters joined the anti-Mugabe march through central Harare ©Jekesai Njikizana (AFP)
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, 92, remains active but his increasingly fragile health has sparked intense speculation over his successor and the fate of the country when his rule come to an end ©Jekesai Njikizana (AFP/File)
The President of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Morgan Tsvangirai addresses supporters during a demonstration by the opposition party in Harare on April 14, 2016 ©Jekesai Njikizana (AFP)