The internet is such a beautiful thing! Using this all equating medium Zimbabwean citizen journalists setting the record straight over what really happened at Arthur Mutambara’s Manchester Rally yesterday.
“Addressing cheering supporters in Manchester Sunday, the swaggering former NASA rocket scientist said it was a “generational mandate” to push for the exiles to be allowed to vote.”
True to the form of their colleagues back at home who deify anyone whose charisma sways them Zimbabwean journalists waxed,
“Mutambara, who was on a tour of Europe with officials from his camp who include Professor Welshman Ncube and Glen Norah MP Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga, told the crowd, estimated at 500, that his faction of the MDC was re-branding to shake off the image that it was a “puppet” of the West.”
The real kicker is that Zimdaily has a post by a Zimbabwean who actually attended the “rally” here.
“I decided to write this article having read two Zimbabwean internet sites who are trying to portray A.G.O had a record attendance at his so called rally. One of the publications actually put the figure at about 500 whilst the other news site of the “Jozi diaries fame” told us they were cheering supporters when infact the rally was of sombre mood as people simply didn’t turn up and the atmosphere never heated up. The contents of Arthur and Priscilla’s speech were accurate although spiced up in the reports. It is disturbing to note, it was reported the rally was a resounding success.”
In the comments of yet another Zimbabwean who attended the rally chimes in;
35 is an over-inflated figure,i was there with Mugrade7, i would put the figure at 15. The rest were part of his entourage and their UK branch members. Mugrade7, myself and a few other gate crushers.
The people have spoken. We won’t be hoodwinked by shoddy partisan penmanship anymore. This is the age of information democracy for all.