21 August 2012

Zimbabwe: MDC Joins Jomic in Clean-Up Campaign

press release

Mutare — The MDC was on Friday joined by representatives from Zanu PF and Welshman Ncube's formation in Mutare, Manicaland Province in a clean-up campaign organised by the Joint Monitoring and Implementation Committee (Jomic).

The clean up exercise started from the Green Market to city centre covering a distance of about 3km. The political parties' members were in their parties' regalia and were singing their parties' songs. Jomic is a principal body created under the Global Political Agreement (GPA) to preach tolerance and foster dialogue as a method of resolving political disputes.

Addressing the activists during the exercise, the MDC Manicaland provincial chairperson Julius Magarangoma encouraged every Zimbabwean despite their affiliation to different political parties to focus on development and peace.

"What we need to do is to put our heads together despite our different political affiliations and shape the way for a better Zimbabwe that we all yearn for. We are one people, one family, we don't need to be violent," he said.

Chairman Magarangoma said things were slowly improving the country as the people tolerated each other and he encouraged the people of Zimbabwe to be agents of peace. "Let's all be agents of peace. This unity should not be the end. We should cascade this same unity we have resembled today to everyone at every level included branch levels," he said.

Zanu PF was represented by the Manicaland political commissar Samanga while the Ncube formation was represented Davis Murirwa. Police Inspector Chishiri, the Manicaland provincial spokesperson urged the people shun any form of violence and said the core business of the police was to maintain peace at all times.

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