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Saturday, 17 January 2015 23:04

A message from Itai Dzamara, leader of Occupy African Unity Square (OAUS) to the London protest in support of OAUS outside the Zimbabwe Embassy on Saturday 17th January 2015

 

A new Zimbabwe is within our reach. London Ready for Action 17/01/2015.

 

Fellow Colleagues,

 

It is with a mixture of apprehension and joy that I send this short message to you.

 

Apprehension, because clearly, the matter of our Zimbabwe’s national crisis has become even more urgent and compelling. It is undoubtedly a huge challenge on our hands for all of us and we cannot escape the responsibility. Zimbabwe is not what we want and what it should be. Both the current status of failure and the task of rescuing and rebuilding our beloved country are our inescapable responsibilities.

 

Yet, joy brought about by the fact that we are capable and committed to stopping the cycles of failure and move towards creating a new Zimbabwe, we all desire. We are willing and ready for the task.

 

You are ample evidence and testimony that that reality, as you brave the cold weather of London to stand up and be counted for the national demand to the failed Zanu PF regime to admit failure, step down and pave the way for a new arrangement involving all national stakeholders, and, towards the nation holding free and fair elections.

 

Your protest today is not in vain.

 

You are not alone fellow comrades because here in Zimbabwe we have made a lot of progress in rallying national forces, players and stakeholders for collaboration and collective standing up for an end to the national crisis and taking steps towards creating a better Zimbabwe.

 

Colleagues in other parts of the world are also seriously committed and more protests will follow your sterling effort of today in other countries across the world.

 

May I conclude by urging you to continue playing a role and supporting the national struggle for a better Zimbabwe in all forms necessary and possible.

 

Together for a new Zimbabwe.

 

Itai Dzamara is an activist based in Harare who has been badly beaten up by the Zimbabwe police for protesting publicly.

 

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