Tsvangirai to address the nation tomorrow


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Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai is expected to present his state of the nation address at the Exhibition Park in Harare tomorrow.

His spokesman Luke Tamborinyoka said in a statement that Tsvangirai’s address will be preceded by an exhibition in the Home Industries Hall at the same venue to commemorate the violence of 27 June 2008 in which innocent Zimbabweans were killed in a senseless act of State-sponsored violence.

 “In that violence seven years ago, many Zimbabweans were killed, maimed and assaulted when ZANU PF used state security agents engaged in a violent retributive clampdown against the people of Zimbabwe for overwhelmingly voting for the MDC on 29 March, 2008,” Tamborinyoka.

Tsvangirai beat President Robert Mugabe in the first round of the presidential elections in March 2008 but pulled out of the run-off in June because of the violence during the run-up to the run-off.

“President Tsvangirai’s state of the nation address on Saturday comes against a background of the collapse of all sectors of the economy following the stolen election of July 2013 and the resurgence of ZANU- PF-sponsored terror and violence in the country.”

State of the Nation addresses are usually given by the president of head of government of a nation.

 

Full statement:

 

Thursday, 25 June 2015

 President Tsvangirai to deliver state of the nation address

 

President Morgan Tsvangirai will deliver a state of the nation address at the Exhibition Park in Harare on Saturday, 27 June 2015.

The MDC leader’s state of the nation address in the East End Hall will be preceded by an exhibition in the Home Industries Hall at the same venue to commemorate the violence of June 27, 2008 in which innocent Zimbabweans were killed in a senseless act of State-sponsored violence.

In that violence seven years ago, many Zimbabweans were killed, maimed and assaulted when ZANU PF used state security agents engaged in a violent retributive clampdown against the people of Zimbabwe for overwhelmingly voting for the MDC on 29 March, 2008.

President Tsvangirai’s state of the nation address on Saturday comes against a background of the collapse of all sectors of the economy following the stolen election of July 2013 and the resurgence of Zanu PF-sponsored terror and violence in the country.

The address also comes amid glaring shortcomings in the recently held by-elections that were largely snubbed by the people who are solidly behind the MDC’s insistence on the implementation of far reaching reforms to ensure a credible election and an undisputed outcome.

Apart from speaking on the state of the country and all sectors of the economy, President Tsvangirai will speak to his vision for the country and propose the way forward, given the comatose state of the economy and the clueless leadership in the seat of government.

All are invited to attend.

Luke Tamborinyoka

Presidential Spokesperson

Movement for Democratic Change

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