By Shylet Maposa
#Tajamuka/Sesijikile campaign, Zimbabwe National Students Union, Concerned Citizens Agenda, Zimbabwe Informal Sector’s Organization, and National Youth Alliance have joined hands in support of a complete national shutdown from next week Monday in response to the economic meltdown and the violent responses of the government to defenseless civilians’ voices.
Addressing the media yesterday Promise Mkwananzi leader of #Tajamuka said, “We have to reject the monetary policy that was issued with all means necessary and even unnecessary, we are tired of people stealing from us, they are transferring their debts to us.”
“We are calling unequivocally and without any shadow of doubt for a total and final national shutdown. This is a notice to all citizens. No one should go to work starting Monday. We are entering a season of service and sacrifice. Enough is enough!”, he added.
ZINASU President Archibold Madida bemoaned the lives of tertiary students in light of price hikes saying, “ZINASU believes that it is both a moral and patriotic duty for students to call out for that new 2% tax. Students as the most disempowered constituency we are the most affected, we can no longer afford the most basic things, and we can no longer afford to pay kombi fares.”
“It is very disturbing to discover that in this so called ‘New Dispensation’ the government has not changed anything, therefore we are calling them to order. We will not be deterred by these violent responses of the government. We calling President Emmerson Mnangagwa together with his crew to make sure that they clean up this mess’ Madida said
Tinei Munetsi CCA supported the national shutdown saying, “It is against the pain and suffering amongst our people that we issue this statement in partnership with #Tajamuka/Sesijikile to condemn the suffering unleashed upon Zimbabweans by a clueless and uncaring regime”