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Stop the Violence in Zimbabwe Independence Day Protest – 18th April 2011 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 18 April 2011 20:38

Some 150 people gathered outside the Zimbabwe Embassy in London on Monday 18th April to protest on Zimbabwe’s Independence Day against increasing Mugabe violence. 

Vigil founder member Ephraim Tapa summed up our mood on the 31st anniversary of independence: ‘we have nothing to celebrate’, he said. Ephraim, who is President of Restoration of Human Rights in Zimbabwe (ROHR), went on to say: ‘We are here to remind ourselves of our power for change’. 

The demonstration was called by Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA), the successor organization to the Anti-Apartheid Movement. The Director of ACTSA, Tony Dykes, delivered an anniversary card to the Zimbabwe Embassy calling for an immediate end to the violence, free and fair elections and justice for the people of Zimbabwe. 

We leave comment to the Daily News reporting on 31 years of independence: “Hunger, disease, poverty, human rights abuses, murder, torture, unemployment, destruction of the economy, corruption, nepotism and disregard of the rule of law, among many other issues, have characterised Zimbabwe’s independence. While a few individuals either in Zanu PF or with Zanu PF links are today feasting on ill-gotten wealth, millions of Zimbabweans are wallowing in poverty and unemployment is over 90 percent.”  

For pictures check: http://www.flickr.com/photos/zimbabwevigil/. For ZimVigil TV coverage check http://www.zimvigiltv.com/.

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