(Last Updated on March 11, 2021 by GERALD NCUBE)
HARARE – MDC Alliance President Nelson Chamisa has called for collective action in addressing the country’s deepening crisis.
Speaking during an event to mark the 14th anniversary of the Save Zimbabwe Campaign, Chamisa said the country now had to look beyond partisan politics but focus on unity as citizens.
“It’s no longer time for us to be divided in our little silos it’s now time for us to be united this is no longer time for partisan politics this now time for collective action. This platform is a citizen’s convergence, we are not coming to the platform as politicians but as citizens.
“We are also even inviting Zanu PF because hunger knows no party, this has nothing to do with partisan politics but this is something to do with our collective dignity as a people so we would encourage Zanu PF to also join the convergence of forces because if they are a force they must also be a part of this.
“What we are having in this country is a clash of those who have power and those who have none. Citizens have more power and need to come together and realise their power. Any nation is determined by what it seeks to achieve and what we seek to achieve is liberation, democratisation, transformation so that we are able to achieve as a people,” said Chamisa
Speaking at the same event, the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) president Peter Mutasa said the situation in the country was pointing to a failed state.
“Zimbabweans have been through a lot of dark past as we commemorate this day we should not forget about Gukurahundi atrocities and genocide, we should not forget about September 13 2006 brutalization of trade union activist and leaders and the displacements in Chiadzwa and now the colonial displacements in Chilonga. This points out to a state that is clearly against its people the biggest threats to Zimbabwe’s security today is the state as led by the current Government.
“We are talking about this situation today in our view the Zimbabwean state is now a failed state. It is a failed that has also lost legitimacy we can argue academically and use all intellectual words that we have but you will see that Zimbabwe is a failed state when you fall ill and go to Parirenyatwa, Mpilo and Mutare hospitals and fail to get attention and pain killers,” said Mutasa
Save Zimbabwe Campaign is a coalition of civil society groups fighting to end injustices and socio-economic challenges facing the country.