Sunday, 7 August 2016


MDC vice president Thokozani Khupe said the women-only #Beatthepot protest against President Robert Mugabe’s misrule will take place in Harare in a fortnight.

Khupe told the Daily News that as women, they were worried about the collapse of Zimbabwe’s economy.

“Women constitute 52 percent of the Zimbabwean population yet hunger and poverty continues to wear the face of a woman 36 years after independence,” she said.

“The current political and economic situation has left women vulnerable and weakened to undertake their duties as care givers to children and as the back-bone of the family institution,” she said.

Khupe added “women have got kitchen utensils but don’t have food to cook so they will use the utensils to make noise in the street for the government to hear”.

“It is in this light that women across the length and breadth of Zimbabwe have decided to say enough is enough, and are now organising themselves to fight the root cause of their hunger and poverty.

The planned Harare #Beatthepot demo will be the second after one held in Bulawayo — Zimbabwe’s second largest city — about two weeks ago. daily news


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