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MDC calls for mass protest for free & fair election

There haven’t been street protests in Harare for months now, and it’s not clear what response this call for a march on Tuesday will get.

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HARARE - A grouping of opposition parties in Zimbabwe has called for a mass demonstration in Harare on Tuesday.

A spokesperson for the alliance - which includes the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party - says the electoral commission hasn’t provided the conditions for a free and fair election.

There haven’t been street protests in Harare for months now, and it’s not clear what response this call for a march on Tuesday will get.

Spokesperson Tendai Biti claims voters will flood the streets to try to force the electoral commission to make this election free and fair.

The MDC and other parties in this alliance say they’re unhappy they haven’t yet been given a copy of the new voters’ roll.

The last day for voter registration is on Friday.

Opponents of President Emmerson Mnangagwa say that state media is partisan, and they’re worried about the fact that the electoral commission has just added another 1,500 polling stations to the list.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)