MDC launches RELOAD rallies and grassroots engagement programme

The MDC this weekend launches nationwide *RELOAD* rallies as well as a robust nationwide consultation programme in the party’s districts to engage the people on the key national grievances so as to collectively chart the way forward in the wake of the deteriorating situation in the country.

The party’s national leadership will this weekend commence a robust programme to popularize its RELOAD document. The *RELOAD* rallies will also be a grassroots engagement programme that is meant to energize the base and to gauge the national mood in the course of charting a collective way forward for the country.

The RELOAD rallies and the nationwide grassroots engagement programme come in the wake of the multi-layered crisis affecting the nation as evidenced by key national grievances that include corruption, massive price hikes, selective application of the law, the power outages and cash shortages as well as partisan distribution of food, among other national grievances.

The MDC is a progressive and democratic people’s party of excellence. Its decision for nationwide engagement and political pressure is in line with the party’s Congress resolutions as well as the RELOAD, itself a comprehensive roadmap to legitimacy that has five key signposts. The party’s five signposts to the resolution of the national crisis include *political and diplomatic pressure*, *genuine and sincere dialogue*, a *National Transitional Mechanism* and the implementation of a *comprehensive reform agenda* that must culminate in *free and fair elections*.

It is the MDC’s view that the challenges facing the nation are just but a symptom of the deep-seated structural legitimacy and governance crisis stemming from the disputed plebiscite of 2018. 

The MDC is on a robust crusade to consult the people so that the nation embarks on a constitutional and legitimate programme of peaceful political pressure to express national displeasure at the worsening plight of the Zimbabwean citizenry. 

The nation is ready for change and the mood is ripe for a new beginning.

*MDC: (1999 – 2019) Celebrating 20 Years of Tenacity and Courage*