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Woza protests against political violence

Woza activists were joined by members of their male counterparts Men of Zimbabwe Arise (Moza) in the demonstration that ended at the offices of the state-owned Zimpapers.

 

“We demand the dismantling of militia bases and prosecution of all perpetrators of violence,” Woza spokesperson Magodonga Mahlangu said.

“We also demand that government leaders begin to put Zimbabwe first and give us a genuine chance of rebuilding and reconstructing our livelihoods.”
There were no arrests during the protest.

The protestors waved banners calling for the speeding up of constitutional, electoral and legislative reforms.

They also demanded a “constitution that limits executive power, which has long been abused.”

“The arms of state should include an executive president who is elected directly by all voters in the first past the post system, two terms of office of not more than five years (and the) age limit should be between 40-65 years.

“Such a president must not be above the law,” read their joint statement issued after the march.

The Woza and Moza activists demanded devolution of power that allows for total control over all resources by local authorities adding that “there must be sharing of power at provincial and local levels.”

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