MDC-Alliance says it will this year embark on mass action to remove President Mnangagwa and his Government from power to effect regime change bankrolled by some Western nations.
The party’s deputy treasurer Mr Charlton Hwende yesterday sensationally claimed on his Twitter handle that his party will this year, roll out mass action against President Mnangagwa.
The development confirms reports by The Herald last week that the opposition is working with local non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and some Western countries to unseat the constitutionally-elected Government.
“2019 is the year of rolling mass action against the illegal regime of @edmnangagwa,” said Hwende. “We voted for @nelsonchamisa and we must be prepared like the thousands of gallant Liberation struggle heroes to die defending our right to choose the President of our Choice #2019ChamisamuOffice.”
This paper reported that six Western nationals have been working with local NGOs to fight what they claim is “a crisis of legitimacy” following President Mnangagwa’s victory in the July 30 harmonised elections.
Six foreigners, some of whom have already been identified, reportedly convened a week-long workshop at a private lodge in Harare earlier this month.
They came up with strategies to incite Zimbabweans to revolt against President Mnangagwa and the zanu-pf Government to force a unity Government with opposition political parties or to set up a transitional authority.
The workshop was reportedly coordinated by CCiZ chairperson Mr Rashid Mahiya and a committee member, Mr Pride Mukono, from December 3 to 7 under the theme: “The Crisis of Legitimacy in Zimbabwe.”
Over 80 people drawn from 40 civil society organisations affiliated to the Crisis Coalition in Zimbabwe attended the workshop.
The six regime change strategists from the United States, Germany, Spain and Switzerland facilitated the workshop at which the NGOs were assured of more funding if they displayed maturity in organising their programmes as one entity.
The foreigners who attended the meeting included Ms Nora Rafaeil, an American, Gerald Ordway (Spain) and Martina Zapf (Switzerland) while delegates who attended the workshop were drawn from various civil society organisations known to be aligned to the MDC- Alliance.
The workshop claimed that the elections which saw President Mnangagwa thumping his main challenger, MDC Alliance’s Nelson Chamisa, and zanu-pf winning the parliamentary polls by a two thirds majority, were rigged.