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Zanu PF thugs attack MDC supporters before Tsvangirai rally

HARARE – Several MDC-T supporters were assaulted and some seriously injured after alleged Zanu PF thugs attacked them on their way to a rally that was addressed by opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai in Glen View on Thursday.

Zanu PF thugs attack MDC supporters before Tsvangirai rally
Zanu PF thugs attack MDC supporters before Tsvangirai rally

These pictures sent to us by a citizen reporter show the scale of some of the injuries. According to witnesses the Zanu PF youths were demanding to know why the MDC supporters were attending a rally that was urging a boycott of elections.

Tsvangirai today launched his party’s “No Reforms, No Elections” rally at Glen View 3 shops in Harare. The former trade union leader used the gathering to explain to his followers why the MDC-T would not participate in the forthcoming by- elections.

“The decision not to participate in the fraud disguised as an election was made at our congress where we drew a line in the sand and said all reforms must be implemented before any election,” Tsvangirai’s spokesman Luke Tamborinyoka said in an interview.

“We will not participate in these by-elections and any other for that matter unless and until all these so-called elections are properly vaccinated from the periodic Zanu PF mischief which has led to contested and illegal outcomes.”

From Glen View, Tsvangirai is expected to tour all constituencies that will hold by-elections before he takes to Mucheke Stadium in Masvingo on Saturday.

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