Opposition Leader Chamisa Plans to Bring Zimbabwe to a Standstill

Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has set August 16 as the day of national shutdown protests, declaring he is ready to lead his MDC party in decisive steps to bring to an end the country's political and economic crisis. The planned demonstrations against President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government come at a time when Zimbabwe is facing price hikes and deterioration of basic living conditions for the general citizenry while salaries have remained stagnant.

Supporters of the opposition Movement For Democratic Change party protest (file photo).

  • Zimbabwe:  Marshals, Digital Cameras for MDC 16 August Demo

    New Zimbabwe, 11 August 2019

    AMID fears violent clashes and a backlash from the government, the opposition MDC has put in place elaborate security measures to ensure its planned march set for August 16th goes… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Opposition's Chamisa Pleads with Army Ahead of August 16 Demo

    New Zimbabwe, 12 August 2019

    OPPOSITION leader Nelson Chamisa has appeared to plead with the country's army to join his MDC party's planned protest set for Friday that insiders claim is aimed at toppling… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Opposition MDC Planning National Shutdown

    New Zimbabwe, 12 August 2019

    Nelson Chamisa's MDC party wants to bring Zimbabwe to a virtual standstill with plans now afoot to take the planned August 16 protest to the rest of the country, NewZimbabwe.com… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Violent Demos Not the Way - General Sibanda

    The Herald, 12 August 2019

    The violent demonstrations that occurred in January were sponsored by a third hand, a situation that prompted military personnel to intervene in order to bring sanity, Zimbabwe… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Fuel Prices Up Again

    New Zimbabwe, 12 August 2019

    Government has announced a new set of fuel price increases for the umpteenth time this year and the first in August after three similar hikes in July. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Unite, Focus on the Economy - President

    The Herald, 12 August 2019

    President Mnangagwa yesterday called on Zimbabweans to remain united as the country marks Heroes Day today, and use their skills to overcome prevailing socio-economic challenges,… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Victims Need Closure

    Zimbabwe Standard, 12 August 2019

    Army commander Philip Valerio Sibanda's assertion that a third force might have been behind the killing of six protesters in Harare last year shows that the military is not willing… Read more »


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