The Movement for Democratic Change Alliance (MDC-A) led by Nelson Chamisa has announced that it will hold an electronic rally on Sunday.
The party made the announcement on its social media pages stating that the rally is dubbed “Fight for Better Livelihoods.” Read the notice:
"On Sunday 5 July, we will host an e-rally under the theme “Fight for Better Livelihoods.” The rally will start at 1400hrs. The keynote address will be at 1500hrs by President @nelsonchamisa. Tune in on all our online channels!"
The rally comes when the country is grappling with socio-economic and political crises characterised by skyrocketing inflation, starvation, and the deterioration of the democratic space.
Two months ago, some MDC Alliance members in the party’s Youth Assembly were arrested for breaking lockdown regulations after they initiated and participated in a flash protest over hunger caused by the COVID-19 lockdown.
This suggests that the online rally is the only possible and legal alternative, for now, since the country is under an indefinite lockdown which prohibits huge physical gatherings.
– MDC Alliance