|Zimbabweans in Anti Mugabe protest.|
and 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.
|Zimbabweans take to the streets protesting against Mugabe.|