Movement for Democratic Change MDC which is led by Nelson Chamisa has defied the court order which banned their planned August 16 demonstration in Harare.
Speaking to Journalist after the skirmishes which rocked the capital Chamisa said despite the High Court ruling they were going to continue with their planned demonstrations.
“Our way forward is very clear. It is going to be a long winter, a winter of discontent, a long winter of expressions, it is not going to be a walk in the park, it is not going to be instant coffee,” said Chamisa.
The MDC had notified the police two weeks prior to the demonstration and the police did not respond in time something which angered the main opposition leader who said that Zimbabwe does not respect the rule of law.
“The Police banned our demonstration, what is clear is that Zimbabwe is not open for rule of law, Zimbabwe is not open for democracy, more importantly Zimbabwe is not open for business,” added Chamisa.
Chamisa denied allegations that the demonstration was being sponsored by the United States of America and other external forces.
“We are not sponsored by America, empty stomachs are the sponsors of these demonstrations. I do not want anyone to incite me to protest when power blackout in the country is enough to incite people into the streets,” fumed Chamisa.
At least 80 people have been arrested in connection with the demonstration which rocked Harare on Friday afternoon.