Harare – Tajamuka, a group of brave protesters calling on President Robert Mugabe and his cabinet to immediately leave office over leadership failure, is urging Zimbabweans to besiege State House on Saturday.
The group has activated demonstrations in Harare, Beitbridge and other parts of the country as angry pop corn protests continue.
In a brief message currently circulating on social media, Tajamuka thanked Zimbabweans for heeding a call to stay away from work in the past two days resulting in the closure of most businesses in urban areas.
“We are now calling upon all patriots to be brave. (On) 9 July, we are marching to State House. We should meet at Africa Unity Square at 8am.
“We will be marching to State House and demanding Mugabe to leave office. We will do whatever it takes to liberate ourselves. Mugabe must go this month. This is a month to liberate ourselves from this evil regime,” read the Tajamuka notice.
The group reiterated its political neutrality but top government officials have recently linked it to the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) led by Morgan Tsvangirai.
“We are just doing this as angry citizens seeking solutions to our problems. We need jobs, we need a better (life),” noted the group.
Tajamuka urged business owners to shut down and citizens to postpone long trips.
Service providers on Wednesday joined hands with the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (POTRAZ) in warning social media users against generating and sharing content deemed to incite unrest, but citizen activists are unfazed.
IT experts told Nehanda Radio, Whatsapp remained the safest platform for Zimbabweans to use as its messages were encrypted and no one could snoop on them.
“Authorities in Zimbabwe will never be able to read any WhatsApp messages as it offers end to end encryption. This means not even WhatsApp themselves can read our messages, the only people who can see the message are the sender and receiver, period.” – Nehanda Radio