· Chamisa vows to defy State during address
· Claims police are routinely proscribing MDC events
THE Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Nelson Chamisa has vowed to defy a police ban ahead of his State of Nation Address (SONA) slated for January 21.
Chamisa said he wants to address the deepening economic crisis that has left millions of Zimbabweans facing starvation.
Registering his views on his Twitter handle Wednesday, Chamisa said he will go ahead and address the economic challenges despite the ‘unjust application of the law’.
“Enough is enough. We have exhausted all channels. We can’t continue to be victims of unjust application of the law. Rights are for all. On Tuesday 21st Jan we will deliver the people’s Agenda 2020 to the nation, come what may,” the tweet read.
The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) recently banned an MDC rally at Mbuya Musodzi Hall in Mbare, where Chamisa intended to outline this year’s strategic plans dubbed Agenda 2020 to his supporters and the nation at large.
Meanwhile, MDC deputy national spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka confirmed that the police are routinely interfering in MDC events.
“We are noting a disturbing trend where the police are routinely proscribing MDC events and treating the party as a banned organisation in the country.
“We continue to be treated like a banned or a terrorist organisation when we are a legitimate political party that is in Parliament and that controls 28 out of 32 urban local authorities,” he said.
Last year, most of the main opposition’s proposed events were either banned or disrupted by the police.