19 December 2012

Zimbabwe: Wednesday, 19 December 2012 - Issue 492

press release

The MDC National Council today held its last meeting for this year at the party's head quarters in Harare and came up with a number of resolutions.

The Council acknowledged its indebtedness to the people of Zimbabwe for supporting and standing by the party and its leadership and for remaining firm and resolute in the struggle for economic development and democratic change in the country.

The Council expressed its disgust at the continued incarceration of some of the MDC members who were arrested on flimsy and false charges of murdering a police officer in Glen View, Harare.

Meanwhile, the MDC Manicaland provincial chairperson, Julius Magarangoma was today remanded out of custody to 31 December at the Mutare Magistrates' Courts on fake charges of attempting to murder a Buhera Headman. He was arrested on 18 October this year and was released the same day at the Mutare Central Police Station after he was made to sign a warned and cautioned statement. The chairperson denies the charges.

The charges against chairperson Magarangoma are a clear signal that some elements in Zanu PF and the inclusive government continue to frustrate and harass MDC MPs, senior party officials and supporters.

As this is the last mile towards real transformation, members of the MDC and the people of Zimbabwe should stand resolute and should not be intimidated by the harassment by state agents. The state agents are bent on frightening the people of Zimbabwe in an attempt to scare them from the goal of bringing real change in Zimbabwe in the forthcoming elections. Zanu PF is known for its dirty tactics that it employs every time the country approaches elections. The tactics have however failed as shown by the presidential election results in 2008, when President Tsvangirai defeated Robert Mugabe.

Zanu PF is advised that it can never kill the spirit for real change in the people of Zimbabwe.

The Last Mile: Towards Real Transformation!!!

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