Full statement by MDC-T president Douglas Mwonzora on elections and restructuring the party.
MDC-T On Sunday the 13th of March, we held our star rally at the Zimbabwe Grounds. The theme of the rally was national peace and tranquillity.
We have reiterated that Zimbabweans must move away from the politics of violence and intolerance. We are happy to note that the MDCT and the MDC Alliance family and especially our youths have heeded and embraced the message of peace.
The discipline displayed by our youths at the rally is exemplary and this is a source of great pride to us. Our rally was well attended contrary to what our critics had predicted.
We shall continue to improve on our organizational and logistical efficiency. The MDC will continue pushing for the resolution of the major problems affecting our people.
These include endemic poverty, unemployment, inequality, social security, pensions, inability by the poor to access health and education services, the inadequacy of provision for people with disabilities and the poor working conditions for the Zimbabwean workers as well as the problem of corruption.
We will continue pushing for key social, political and economic reforms in our country. Key among these reforms will be electoral reforms which include the diaspora vote.
Our detractors as usual tried to pour cold water on our successful rally by peddling a lot of falsehoods including that we had been given 45 busses by Zanu PF.
They also lied that we had been loaned part of the crowd by Zanu PF. This is simply part of denial on their part.
In spite of their relentless propaganda against our movement, we have remained standing. That our party is on an irreversible resurgence is now beyond doubt.
The People’s Movement is clearly alive and well. We implore our people to use social media responsibly. In this regard, they should shun being dragged into the practice of trading insults on social media. That is obviously a race to the bottom.
After the by-elections, we will start a serious restructuring exercise in preparation for the 2023 General Elections. Our target of winning 66% of the vote is clearly within sight. We shall press on. Victory is certain.