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Published: September 2, 2012
Harare(ZimEye)-The MDC-T party has hinted that they are attending to all national events as a way of learning to govern the country after next elections and condemned President Robert Mugabe’s call for the support of the defence forces in the forthcoming election.
“We are preparing to govern this country come next election and we will be organising these national events. It is not a secret that Mugabe and his party are gone and everybody can see that.
“His machinery is crumbled and we are about to run this country. We were there at the Heroes Acre when we were commemorating Heroes Day because we recognise the ideals of the liberation struggle. By the way MDC was formed to fulfil the unfinished business of the liberation struggle,” MDC-T spokesperson Douglas Mwonzora told ZimEye following the national heroes commemoration last month.
Since the formation of the inclusive government three years ago MDC has been attending national events.
ZANU(PF) however has been accused of monopolising national events in their historic claim that they are the pioneers of independence.
Reacting to President Robert Mugabe’s speech when he said members of the defence forces should support him as the commander-in-chief of the Zimbabwe Defence forces Mwonzora said soldiers should refrain from participating in national politics.
“We are not against the country’s defence forces, because they are ours too. What we are opposed to is their interference with politics. Their involvement in fundamental human rights abuses is what we are opposed to. We want them to be professional and vote for any political party of their choice, not siding with any political party,” Mwonzora said.
Mugabe last month stated that members of the defence forces should support him in defending the nation before blasting proponents of democracy and globalisation that he said want to plunder national resources.
Mwonzora said it is unfortunate that ZANU(PF) is still resisting democracy and globalisation at this time when the whole world is changing.