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Zimbabweans blasts Zanu-PF’s march against pro-democracy movement

2016-07-20 17:04

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Harare – As Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party youths begin marching against pro-democracy activists, many citizens have taken to social media to mock the protesters who descended on Harare's streets on Wednesday.

Reports have indicated that the march was one of many protests aimed at intimidating pro-democracy activists who have spoken out against President Robert Mugabe’s "misrule".  

Party insiders were quoted as saying that the Zanu-PF youths would be holding counter pro-democracy marches throughout the country's capital.

According to the privately owned NewsDay, the ruling party youths have been bused from all over the country to protest against the pro-democracy activists.  

Thousands of Zanu-PF youths were reportedly chanting revolutionary songs as they embarked on their journey to the ruling party's headquarters. 

However, many on social media have blasted the marchers, describing them as "stupid and ridiculous."  

Meanwhile, Psychology Maziwisa applauded the youths who were dressed up in the ruling party’s regalia.

Maziwisa tweeted that he could not believe the swelling numbers of young people who have showed up to support the ageing Mugabe.  

This comes after reports over the weekend claimed that the Zanu-PF deputy youth secretary, Kudzanai Chipanga, had said that Zanu-PF supporters were just waiting for the pro-democracy activists to "press the red button" in order for them to take action. 

Zimbabwe has, in recent weeks, been hit by a wave of protests, as Zimbabweans demand that the government acts on the ongoing economic hardships. 

Reports indicated that the southern African country came to an abrupt standstill after Zimbabweans downed tools two weeks ago. 

Many businesses, shops, and schools were closed, while public transport and some government departments and courts also ceased to function.

In an interview on Monday, the leader of #ThisFlag, Pastor Evan Mawarire, said that his organisation would remain apolitical and would strive to hold any government to account in Zimbabwe.

According to CNBC Africa, Mawarire said that he had no ambitions of becoming a politician, but would continue playing his role as an active citizen.

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