Tinashe Sambiri|The Zanu PF leader Emmerson Mnangagwa hates everything that empowers young people, MDC Alliance Youth Assembly spokesperson Stephen Sarkozy Chuma has said.
According to Chuma, Mnangagwa is planning to embark on a massive campaign and mobilization programme under the guise of Heroes Day celebrations.
Mnangagwa’s Zanu PF party is accused of violating COVID-19 restrictions.
Read full statement below:
With Covid-19 causing havoc across the country, Emmerson Mnangagwa’s regime is hatching a plan to hold its rallies disguised as Heroes Day celebrations.
The announcement that only vaccinated citizens will be allowed to attend next week’s proposed Heroes Day celebrations stinks with deception and insincerity of the highest order.
Only some few weeks ago, the same regime banned all sporting disciplines on the pretext of Covid-19 regulations.
Despite following all the Covid-19 protocols including vaccination of players, the Premier Soccer League’s attempts to resume football was quashed by the government.
Juxtapose a football match of only 22 players with hundreds if not thousands of ZANU PF supporters that are going to converge at their upcoming rallies disguised as Heroes Day celebrations.
We know very that these so-called Heroes Day events have been reduced to ZANU PF rallies over the years. There is nothing national about those partisan events that are used as platforms to mock political opponents.
What is clear though is that Emmerson Mnangagwa’s regime does not value sport.
This adds value to our already held view that Mnangagwa hates everything that benefits young people.
We demand for the resumption of sport under strict Covid-19 regulations and not some useless ZANU PF rallies disguised as Heroes Day celebrations.
Stephen Sarkozy Chuma
MDC Alliance Youth Assembly National Spokesperson