The youths were also commemorating the stolen election of July 31 last year and welcoming party President, Morgan Tsvangirai, back to Zimbabwe after a successful international trip to the UK.
Tsvangirai also came home to the good news that the courts in Mutare had acquitted his officials in Mutare who had been a charged with stealing equipment from the MDC offices in Mutare which the Renewal Team were claiming was theirs, despite having formed their own party. The case sets the stage for the MDC claiming all its properties from Renewal.
This was also the day when Zanu (PF) bosses were celebrating their "victory" in the stolen election with a sumptuous feast and a concert fronted by local musicians Sulumani Chimbetu and Jah Prayzah, according to web reports.
Tsvangirai has vowed never to recognise the victory and is preparing to launch a report which, despite lacking the election information which the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission and the Registrar General have refused to make available, will show emphatically that the election was rigged.