DZAMARA MEETS TSVANGIRAI
Occupy Africa Unity Square (OAUS) leader Itai Dzamara recently met MDC-T President Morgan Tsvangirai as part of efforts to engage national stakeholders towards collaborating in solving the national crisis.Tsvangirai hailed the OAUS team’s courage and bravery.
‘I am impressed by your courage and bravery to stand up and pursue constitutional means in expressing your demands,’ Tsvangirai said.The MDC-T leader deplored the use of brutality and torture by the state, in response to protests by the OAUS team, which he described as ‘a huge shame and violation’.
Tsvangirai has repeatedly said his party shall be embarking on action to protest against the national crisis. The OAUS mission is already staging various of forms of civil, peaceful and resolute action, which have forced the Mugabe regime to respond, including through use of brutality and torture.
Dzamara said, after the meeting, ‘Our focus as OAUS mission is to advocate and achieve convergence by all national stakeholders towards seeking ways of solving the national crisis and charting a new course for a better Zimbabwe. DARE leader Gilbert Dzikiti set the ball rolling a fortnight ago when he joined us at the square and has continued to engage. We have also been engaging and communicating with Progressive Democrats of Zimbabwe leader Barbara Nyagomo, who shares the same vision.’
Dzamara added, ‘We have a common agreement among national stakeholders, that the failed regime of President Robert Mugabe cannot solve the national crisis and therefore we must force it to step down and pave way for a new plan involving all national stakeholders. To achieve that, the OAUS mission believes, we should use civil, peaceful and resolute means that are constitutional.’
The OAUS leader said engagements with Zinasu, ZCTU, local authorities as well as other players in civil society, business and religious circles are being pursued.
‘Solving the national crisis shall require collaborative and collective efforts, without necessarily meaning doing the same thing at the same time, but with focus on the same objective by national stakeholders,’ Dzamara said. ‘We are convinced that convergence on that is achievable and we are therefore reaching out with that message.’