Opposition party MDC-T, have accused the ruling party of forcing people to attend political rallies and have said that it is appealing to SADC and the AU.  This comes as President Mugabe is going on a tour of the country in what have been termed as Youth Interface rallies, where he will be addressing party supporters.  MDC-T spokesperson, Obert Gutu, said:

This state of affairs doesn’t bode well for the holding of free and fair elections in 2018.

There is a pervading atmosphere of fear that is still being felt throughout the country as the toiling masses of Zimbabwe are being driven like lambs to the slaughter, to attend Zanu PF rallies.

We also call upon SADC and the AU to take note of the continuing and unchecked behaviour of the Zanu PF regime that ashamedly forces and commandeers innocent and defenceless Zimbabweans to attend its political rallies.

This rabid and terrorist regime is harvesting from fear and of course, this is a grim indicator of the fact that this regime is reluctant to reform itself in order to allow for the holding of a credible plebiscite next year.

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Obert Chaurura Gutu is a Zimbabwean lawyer, politician and a member of MDC-T where he serves as the party's spokesperson. He is a former Deputy Minister of Justice, Legal And Parliamentary Affairs. Gutu formed Gutu and Chikowero Attorneys At Law. He was voted senator for Chisipite during the 2008 elections. Read More

The Movement for Democratic Change - Tsvangirayi (MDC-T) formerly just the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) is the main opposition party in Zimbabwe formed in an era of economic melt down and political unrest in 1999. The party was part of the Zimbabwe's Government of National Unity (or just the inclusive government) between 2008 and 2013. It's visibility and influence reduced after losing the 2013 Presidential and Parliamentary elections to ZANU-PF. The party is led Morgan Tsvangirai, who has been president of the party since its founding. Read More