FUED OF POWER CONTINUES IN EGYPT
By: Zinhle Mngadi
The military has increased the political tension in Egypt when the Chief Commander General Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi called upon his countrymen to a mass demonstration on Friday against the opposing supporters of the ousted President Mohammed Morsi.
The General said this in a graduating ceremony for a class of military cadets as he urged them to voice their support for the Army and police to deal with the potential “violence and terrorism”.
He further said that a positive turn out on Friday, would give him a “mandate” to do whatsoever is “necessary” to stop further deaths.
The opposition Muslim Brotherhood-led alliance has responded to the above statement of General Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi by also calling upon Egyptians to boycott the military rally. It has planned marches on Friday that will expose their disagreement which will raise potential sparks of violence within the CBD.
The Brotherhood has also vowed to continue protesting in the streets until their desired leader Mohammed Morsi is restored to his presidential position. Clashes have erupted where many civilians from both sides have died since the political instability rose.
However, none of the colliding groups agree to take fall for the deaths and instability caused by their fighting.