The Movement for Democratic Change Alliance leader Adv. Nelson Chamisa has announced the postponement of the MDC-A party’s 20th anniversary so as to give way to the mourning and celebration of the late political heavy weight and the Former President Robert Gabriel Mugabe. Chamisa confirmed that the MDC-A will be attending the funeral.
In a tweet Chamisa said the event will be moved to the 28th of September since this was a national event of paying tribute to the late Mugabe. The maverick Chamisa leader said in 1999 the MDC-A celebrations were cancelled after the death of Father Zimbabwe Joshua Mnqakubo Nyongolo Nkomo.
“Today 11 September in 1999, MDC was formed at Rufaro Stadium in Harare. The party was supposed to be launched in July but postponed on account of Joshua Nkomo’s death. We will celebrate our 20 years of struggle, growth & people’s victories on the 28th of September. People shall govern,”
Chamisa said this event was not only about the ZANU-PF party they but paying their last respects to Cde Mugabe for his positive contributions to the country. The Opposition leaders said this event was to honor and respect the gallant son of the soil Cde Mugabe.
“We don’t want any political party to be monopolizing something that is national,”
Adv. Chamisa said it is un- African to celebrate as others are mourning. Chamisa said MDC part was characterized by Ubuntu and hunhu through the respect of the death.
“You don’t celebrate when others are mourning,”
Mugabe died aged 95 at Singapore were he was seeking treatment for a medical aliment which was not disclosed.