Provoke us and see what happens…. Tajamuka warns police ahead of #Shutdown demo

By Watmore Makokoba

TAJAMUKA spokesperson Promise Mkwananzi has warned the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) against interfering with its “lawful and peaceful demonstration” scheduled for 20th to 25th of June, adding that any form of interference will result in violence.

Addressing the media a press conference, Mkwananzi said the national week of peaceful action and non-violent resistance is within the confinements of the constitution, and that the outcome of the demo, whether it will be violent or peaceful will be determined by the regime reaction to it.

“If they don’t provoke us, it will end peacefully, even the police officers who are here they must take this message to their bosses that we don’t expect the demo to be violent, we have already notified the police about it,” he said

Mkwananzi added that one of the major agenda for the protests is to push for electoral reforms to ensure there is free and fair elections in 2018.

“We want to make sure that the government is accountable for the country to have a free and fair elections, therefore, we are going to push for the much needed electoral reforms,” he said.

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FILE PIC: Police anti government protests in Harare

Tajamuka denied having intentions to use violence to air their views and urged its affiliated members to desist from such amid alleged threats from Zanu PF youths who are said to have already threatened to counter the demo.

“Any person who’s going to be violent is not part of us.

“Zanu-PF youths have already said they are going to counter the protest but we’re calling for peaceful protests,” said Mkwananzi.

The countrywide National Week of Peace and Action protests breaks a long silent period since last year’s  demonstrations by the National Electoral Reform Agenda, Sten Zvorwadza and company and Tajamuka, among a few others.

 

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