Opposition parties in Zimbabwe plan to stage a mass protest to press for electoral reforms this coming weekend, the AFP news agency reports.
Douglas Mwonzora, the spokesman for Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), told AFP that they will go ahead with demonstrations despite the government threatening a crackdown.
“We are going ahead with or without their blessing or permission. We have the law in our favour and we are not going to negotiate the law with Mr Mugabe.” he said.
Mr Mwonzora was speaking on behalf of the National Electoral Reform Agenda, an alliance of opposition parties.
Opposition partied are buoyed by the recent high court decision to overturn a two-week ban by police on demonstrations in the capital, Harare.