HUNDREDS of people will gather near Huddersfield tomorrow to demand an end to Robert Mugabe’s rule.
Zimbabweans will meet at a marquee in High Flatts near Birdsedge to voice their support for the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC).
The opposition group is claiming victory over Mr Mugabe’s Zanu-PF in last month’s presidential elections.
Tomorrow’sevent at Smithy Farm on Penistone Road has been organised by Alan Fish.
Mr Fish is pictured (right) at the anti-Robert Mugabe marquee with Kirklees Tory councillor Jim Dodds.
The High Flatts businessman was in Zimbabwe during the elections.
He said: “We’re hoping for 500 people. We’ve invited Zimbabweans from all over the country to come along – people who have had to flee from Mugabe.”
Emily Madamombe, the MDC’s deputy leader in the UK, will speak at the event.
Mr Fish added: “We’re also hoping that some people who have escaped Mugabe’s clutches will share their experiences.”
Mr Fish invited anyone interested in Zimbabwe to attend the meeting, which starts at midday.
Mr Fish added that High Flatts, as a Quaker settlement, was a good place to hold the meeting.
He said: “It’s quite appropriate as this is where the Quakers came in the 1600s. High Flatts is the home of free speech.”