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US softens Africa policy – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary: 13th August 2022 PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 14 August 2022 19:39

 

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The United States is changing its policy towards Africa in an attempt to counter the growing influence of China and Russia. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said that in future the US ‘will not dictate Africa’s choices’, adding ‘neither should anyone else’.

 

Blinken was speaking on an African tour taking in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and South Africa. He said ‘African nations have been treated as instruments of other nations’ progress rather than the authors of their own’. He added: ‘Time and again, they have been told to pick a side in great power contests that feel far removed from daily struggles of their people.’

 

Blinken outlined two pillars of the new US strategy: ‘Openness, by which we mean the capacity of individuals, communities, and nations to choose their own path and shape the world we live in’,  and ‘working with African partners to fulfil the promise of democracy’.

 

Bob Wekesa, deputy director of the African Centre for the Study of the United States at Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg, described the move as a ‘paradigm shift’. It came from a realisation that in a multipolar world African countries now have many more opportunities to choose from. As well as Russia and China, middling powers like Turkey and the United Arab Emirates had built African relationships in recent years.

 

Michael Shurkin, a former west Africa analyst for the CIA and now working for a consultancy based in Dakar, said US officials had realised that ‘it’s counterproductive to be hectoring countries about relations with China and Russia. The best way to compete is to shut up about it.’ He added: ‘Putin is probably snickering because he knows this is hard and he also knows he has some advantages over us. He can act like a spoiler. He’s not doing anything constructive in Africa, he’s just doing destructive things.’

 

Nick Westcott, director of the Royal African Society and a former British ambassador in Africa, said: ‘It’s an acknowledgment that Russia and China have gained influence, and it’s an attempt to counter that in a more intelligent way than saying, “you’re for us or against us”’. He added: “Africans wish not to be seen as subordinate to anybody.’ (See: http://www.zimvigil.co.uk/vigil-news/campaign-news/1233-into-africa-softly-softly-as-us-seeks-to-counter-global-rivals-influence.)

 

Other points

  • Crisis Coalition, which groups civil society organisations, has accused Mnangagwa of being hypocritical and unfair for describing non-governmental organisations as subversive and abusive (see: https://bulawayo24.com/index-id-news-sc-local-byo-222293.html). The EU has urged the government to have further consultation with the people on the controversial Private Voluntary Organisations’ Amendment Bill because it would restrict freedoms of civil society organisations (see: https://bulawayo24.com/index-id-news-sc-local-byo-222285.html).
  • Zimbabwe is hardly known for its wine but nothing keeps Zimbabweans back. Four men who fled as refugees to South Africa have emerged as celebrated wine tasters. A film (called Blind Ambition) about how they rose to the top of their new profession, competing against the best sommeliers in the World Blind Tasting Championships has just opened in London (see: http://www.zimvigil.co.uk/vigil-news/campaign-news/1234-blind-ambition-the-refugees-who-conquered-the-wine-world).
  • ROHR activists enjoyed a fundraising beach picnic / BBQ at Frinton-on-Sea today. This is a continuation of the efforts to raise funds for voter registration, mobilisation and education to ensure all eligible citizens exercise their right to vote without fear or manipulation to help ensure free, fair and credible elections in Zimbabwe. Those attending were: Enniah Dube, Daizy Fabian, Delice Gavazah, Isabell Gwatidzo, Etines Kapiya, Jonathan Kariwo, Chido Makawa, Ishmael Makina, Philip Maponga, Patricia Masamba and Ephraim Tapa. Thanks to those who contributed to the fundraising even though they were unable to attend: Simbarashe Jingo, Esther Munyira and Joyce Mbairatsunga. For photos, see: https://www.flickr.com/photos/zimbabwevigil/albums/72177720301269686.
  • For Vigil pictures check: http://www.flickr.com/photos/zimbabwevigil/. Please note: Vigil photos can only be downloaded from our Flickr website.

 

Events and Notices:

  • Next Vigil meeting outside the Zimbabwe  Embassy. Saturday 20th August from 2 – 5 pm. We will continue meeting on the first and third Saturdays of every month. On other Saturdays we will continue the virtual Vigil.
  • The Zimbabwe Vigil’s 20th Anniversary. We will mark this at the Vigil on Saturday 15th October. 
  • The Restoration of Human Rights in Zimbabwe (ROHR) is the Vigil’s partner organisation based in Zimbabwe. ROHR grew out of the need for the Vigil to have an organisation on the ground in Zimbabwe which reflected the Vigil’s mission statement in a practical way. ROHR in the UK actively fundraises through membership subscriptions, events, sales etc to support the activities of ROHR in Zimbabwe. Please note that the official website of ROHR Zimbabwe is http://www.rohrzimbabwe.org/. Any other website claiming to be the official website of ROHR in no way represents us.
  • The Vigil’s book ‘Zimbabwe Emergency’ is based on our weekly diaries. It records how events in Zimbabwe have unfolded as seen by the diaspora in the UK. It chronicles the economic disintegration, violence, growing oppression and political manoeuvring – and the tragic human cost involved. It is available at the Vigil. All proceeds go to the Vigil and our sister organisation the Restoration of Human Rights in Zimbabwe’s work in Zimbabwe. The book is also available from Amazon.
  • Facebook pages :

Vigil : https ://www.facebook.com/zimbabwevigil

         ROHR: https://www.facebook.com/Restoration-of-Human-Rights-ROHR-Zimbabwe-International-370825706588551/

         ZAF: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zimbabwe-Action-Forum-ZAF/490257051027515

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Blind Ambition: the refugees who conquered the wine world PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 14 August 2022 13:08

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/blind-ambition-film-the-zimbabwean-refugees-who-conquered-the-wine-world-sqnbm2r0c

Blind Ambition: the refugees who conquered the wine world

A tale of four competitive Zimbabwean tasters hits all the right notes

Kevin Maher Saturday August 06 2022, 12.01am, The Times

 

It’s the Cool Runnings of the wine-tasting world. That’s the elevator pitch, anyway, for the fascinating new documentary Blind Ambition, which, much like the 1993 John Candy comedy about coaching the Jamaican national bobsleigh team, finds heartwarming humour and inspirational power in the story of four black Zimbabwean refugees who, against all odds, break into the snooty world of wine tasting and eventually compete against the best of the best in the World Blind Tasting Championships.

 

The film, which captures the four Cape Town-based sommeliers preparing for, and competing in, the 2017 championships in Burgundy, France, hits all the right notes. There’s an introduction to the loveable underdogs, the initial setback (they need sponsorship), the progress montage, the arrival of the eccentric coach (the French veteran Denis Garret) and the eventual high-stakes competition — our heroes must identify 12 wines blind, naming the grape variety, the country of origin, the region, the producer and the vintage. It’s basically a nonstop blast of feelgood entertainment. Right?

 

“The very first time we spoke over Zoom with the guys we got that Cool Runnings feeling,” says the Australian film-maker Warwick Ross, seated next to his production partner and co-director Robert Coe in the offices of a London movie company. “We thought, ‘Whoah! This is going to be fun. These guys are great.’ But the more we spoke with them and heard about their stories, the more we realised that we were going to have to anchor the film in something more important.”

 

The Sydney-based pair learnt about the Zimbabwean sommeliers while shooting a previous wine-themed documentary, Red Obsession, narrated by Russell Crowe. By the time they had committed to shooting Blind Ambition in September 2017, the wine-tasting championships were only three weeks away. They quickly managed to raise a budget (£700,000) on a quirky Cool Runnings premise, but the reality of the men’s stories soon began to undercut the wacky fish-out-of-water mood.

 

The team captain, Joseph Dhafana, for instance, was smuggled out of Zimbabwe in 2008 by way of a hellish train journey, trapped in a steel container with 45C heat outside. He speaks about it with difficulty in the documentary (the directors edited out the parts of his story that were “too horrific” to relate). Others fled from Zimbabwe directly into anti-immigrant hatred in Johannesburg, where newly arrived Zimbabweans were frequently hacked to death, and sought safety in the church of the preacher and refugee activist Paul Verryn. He is shown in the film pleading: “The world needs to wake up to the fact that migrants are not cockroaches and pests that need to be stamped out.”

 

So, about the zany Cool Runnings feeling? Coe says that this was the constant challenge throughout the filming and post-production (they edited, and re-edited, throughout the pandemic). Too much and it would have been wildly inappropriate. Too little and it would have been preachy. “At one point we went down a rabbit hole of telling a huge part of Zimbabwean history in the film, but then the pendulum had swung too far to the other side. But you remove that and suddenly it’s too light and happy and Cool Runnings. That balance took some time, but we knew that the film had to be about the seriousness of what these guys had endured, but also, you know, fun.”

 

Right on cue, three of the sommeliers, laughing and joking, stroll into the room to join us. They are Dhafana, the buoyant, churchgoing Marlvin Gwese and the thoughtful, sensitive Tinashe Nyamudoka. The trio have been out exploring London (they are here for a special premiere screening of the movie) and are spectacularly late for our chat (they are, I am told, on “Zim time!”) and are soon joined, on a Zoom screen from his new home in Amsterdam, by the team’s fourth member, Pardon Taguzu.

 

The four waste no time in wading into the central dilemma of the movie, and agree that the two Australians found the right tone. Nyamudoka says: “When they started filming, the initial story felt very much like, ‘Hey, let’s just record these Zim guys competing in France!’ But eventually Rob started asking, ‘So, how did you guys end up in Cape Town?’ And that’s when I knew, ‘OK. This is really going to showcase the seriousness of what’s going on.’ ”

 

Taguzu chimes in from Amsterdam: “But I had my reservations because I knew the stories we were going to talk about were political. But it was also part of our stories and had to come out.”

 

And Dhafana? Was he comfortable with discussing his traumatic journey across the border? “It is tough what happened to me, but back then, when it happened, it wasn’t documented so all I could do for the film was to give my narration. It was real, it was raw, it was exactly what happened, and these guys [the directors] managed to capture it. They chose to take the marrow from the bone and give it to the world.”

 

Naturally, the film also has plenty of lightness, most of which comes from the hapless French coach Garret. He seems at first to fit that sports-movie formula of the idiosyncratic oddball who will come good by the end (think Tom Hanks in A League of Their Own). He’s knowledgeable, rides a motorbike and doesn’t care for the rules. Yet without spoiling anything he proves a far more destructive presence. “We couldn’t have scripted it better,” Coe says, shaking his head in disbelief. “He injected utter chaos into that drama.”

 

Dhafana, half-chuckling, refuses (with a smidgen of reluctance) to denigrate Garret and only adds: “Look, he’s a good guy with a great heart, and he’s your elder, so you have to respect your elder. But he can easily get carried away, and if you don’t control him he can derail things very quickly.”

 

We move on to the nuts and bolts of their craft. As four of the most respected sommeliers in South Africa, who graduated from the best restaurants in Cape Town and frequently tour the world as wine judges, they dole out handy hints for the best wine-tasting experience. No garlic or curry beforehand, for a start (they neutralise the palate). And, curiously, no adrenaline. You need to be calm, apparently, to be a good wine aficionado. When the adrenaline’s pumping, the taste buds, according to Dhafana, are muted and out of balance.

 

And it helps too if you’re from Zimbabwe. No, really. Nyamudoka’s theory is that it’s all about memory, awareness and being away from home. “I think what characterises the Zim sommeliers, or the four of us in particular, is to do with memory,” he says. “Wine tasting is all about memory, and about really, really, remembering what you’ve encountered. And for us, I feel that we Zimbabweans observe and articulate what’s around us because it’s not natural to us. We easily remember what we’ve tasted.”

 

The men end with a deep discussion of their complex feelings for Zimbabwe. They have successful careers in South Africa (Dhafana and Gwese own wine brands), but they still nurture a yearning for home. Ross says that this is the soul of the documentary and why it is buttressed by ravishing drone shots of the Zimbabwean countryside, like an abandoned paradise yet to be re-entered. Nyamudoka says: “A great winemaker once told me that if you want to be really prosperous and do tangible things in your life you have to do them at home. And I feel that strongly.”

 

There’s a momentary silence and a hint of maudlin reflection from the group. Then, thankfully, Taguzu crackles through on the Zoom from Amsterdam, where he’s thriving as a wine importer. “You know, you can feel at home sometimes in other places, but home is really where your roots are,” he says. “And, for me, I think about home almost every day.”


Blind Ambition is in cinemas from Aug 12

 
Into Africa: softly softly as US seeks to counter global rivals’ influence PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 13 August 2022 15:36

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/into-africa-softly-softly-as-us-seeks-to-counter-global-rivals-influence-hxrbnjddp

Into Africa: softly softly as US seeks to counter global rivals’ influence

 

Antony Blinken is walking a tightrope between support for democracy and avoiding appearing to force the continent’s countries to pick sides

 

Richard Assheton, Lagos Tuesday August 09 2022, 9.30pm, The Times

 

America’s top diplomat, faced with the growing influence of China and Russia, has been touring Africa this week to signal a shift in US attitudes to the continent.

 

“The United States will not dictate Africa’s choices,” Antony Blinken declared at a press conference. “Neither should anyone else.” In those two sentences the secretary of state encapsulated his government’s answer to a question that has dogged it for several months: how can it respond to the challenge posed by its global rivals in Africa without appearing to proselytise?

 

Blinken’s clear mission on his three-country tour — to South Africa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda — is to set out America’s new softly-softly Africa policy. His words in Pretoria, and a White House document released at the same time, suggest the plan is to walk a diplomatic tightrope, continuing to support democracy — which Blinken emphasised was the best path to development — but accepting that African states cannot be forced to pick sides.

 

“African nations have been treated as instruments of other nations’progress, rather than the auth ors of their own,” he said. “Time and again, they have been told to pick a side in great power contests that feel far removed from daily struggles of their people.”

 

Analysts said the new strategy indicates a softening of US diplomacy in Africa. It will try to be a friend, with fewer strings attached.

 

Blinken, 60, arrives hot on the heels of Sergey Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, who curried support for the invasion of Ukraine in an African tour last month, and President Macron, who attempted to reset France’s relationships in west Africa. The Chinese foreign minister, Wang Yi, visited Africa in February.

 

Alongside post-pandemic recovery and clean energy, Blinken outlined two pillars of the new US strategy in Africa which may rub up against each other: “Openness, by which we mean the capacity of individuals, communities, and nations to choose their own path and shape the world we live in”, and “working with African partners to fulfil the promise of democracy”.

 

He criticised the Wagner Group, a Kremlin-linked paramilitary outfit that has been accused of abuses in several African states.

 

The White House document also takes aim at China, which it says “sees the region as an important arena to challenge the rules-based international order, advance its own narrow commercial and geopolitical interests, undermine transparency and openness, and weaken US relations with African peoples and governments”.

 

Bob Wekesa, deputy director of the African Centre for the Study of the United States at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, said the US had recognised a “paradigm shift”. It had in the past “prescribed” its relations with Africa, emphasising human rights and democracy, calling out authoritarianism and focusing on counterterrorism and military relations.

 

He said Blinken’s discussion of openness “comes from a realisation that in a multipolar world African countries now have many more opportunities to choose from”. As well as Russia and China, middling powers like Turkey and the UAE have built African relationships in recent years.

 

He noted that in this the US was actually mirroring the “playbook” of other powers, which refrain from criticising African leaders with whom they work.

 

Michael Shurkin, a former west Africa analyst for the CIA and now global programmes director at 14 North Strategies, a consultancy based in Dakar, said US officials had realised that “it’s counterproductive for us to be hectoring countries about relations with China and Russia. The best way to compete is to shut up about it. It doesn’t mean we stop caring about Russia — we’re still obsessed with them — the strategy is just don’t talk about it.

 

“Putin is probably snickering because he knows this is hard and he also knows he has some advantages over us. He can act like a spoiler. He’s not doing anything constructive in Africa, he’s just doing destructive things.”

 

Nick Westcott, director of the Royal African Society and a former British ambassador in Africa, said: “It’s an acknowledgment that Russia and China have gained influence, and it’s an attempt to counter that in a more intelligent way than saying, ‘you’re for us or against us’.”

 

He added: “Africans wish not to be seen as subordinate to anybody.”

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Election forebodings – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary: 6th August 2022 PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 07 August 2022 10:40

 

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Following the latest political violence in Zimbabwe, the CCC Vice-President Tendai Biti has predicted that things are going to get worse than they were after the last elections in 2018 when the military was unleashed to put down demonstrations. Six people were killed and dozens injured.

 

Biti said the failure to implement the recommendations of the commission of enquiry headed by former South African President Motlanthe and to deal with perpetrators of political violence had encouraged a culture of impunity. ‘Only last week, we had activists who were thoroughly beaten up in Mutoko for just putting on yellow t-shirts,’ he said. ‘A week ago, my car was stormed in Muzarabani. We have had the murder of Moreblessing Ali last month. We have the incarceration of the Nyatsime 13, that of Job Sikhala and Godfrey Sithole. It is quite clear that things are going to be worse than 2018.’

 

Biti continued: ‘We urge the SADC leadership to intervene. The situation in Zimbabwe is abnormal, the situation in Zimbabwe needs international intervention.’ He added that violence was in the DNA of Zanu PF and now that social and public services had collapsed there was likely to be a greater acceleration of closure of the political space as the election approached (see: https://www.newzimbabwe.com/biti-urges-international-intervention-in-abnormal-zim-situation-warns-that-things-are-going-to-be-worse-than-2018/).

 

The Zimbabwe Election Commission has rejected a request by CCC for a bilateral dialogue on alleged electoral malpractices. It said it did not have meetings with individual stakeholders to the exclusion of others. CCC spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere said there was no law prohibiting ZEC from engaging bilaterally on electoral concerns (see: https://www.newsday.co.zw/2022/08/zec-shuts-out-ccc/).

 

These concerns have worsened with the appointment to ZEC of more relatives of Zanu PF leaders. The latest is former Vice-President Kembo Mohadi’s daughter, Abigail Millicent Mohadi Ambrose, as one of its electoral commissioners. She joins at least two other children of ZANU-PF stalwarts on the commission like Cathrine Mpofu, the daughter of former mines minister Obert Mpofu and Kudzai Shava, son of current foreign affairs minister Frederick Shava.

 

Civil society groups have warned of a conflict of interests. ‘The fact that Abigail Ambrose’s father Kembo Mohadi is an interested party in Zimbabwe’s elections is enough to dismiss her appointment as part of a patron-client relationship which is detrimental to the conduct of credible elections,’ a report by the Zimbabwe Democracy Institute says.

 

‘The credibility of ZEC has been thrown into question,’ Harare-based political analyst Rashwhit Mukundu told Al Jazeera. ‘The nomination of individuals who have notable conflict of interest demonstrates the lack of commitment to genuine electoral reforms by Emmerson Mnangagwa.’ Stephen Chuma, CCC interim spokesperson was even more scathing. He said ZEC was now the ‘Zanu PF Electoral Commission and called for a wave of protests to press for electoral reforms (See: https://www.aljazeera.com/features/2022/8/1/zimbabwe-electoral-appointments-spark-controversy-ahead-of-2024.)

 

Other points

 

Events and Notices:

  • ROHR Beach Party. Saturday 13th August at Frinton-on-Sea, Essex. Frinton’s railway station’s post code is CO13 9JT. For more information, Contact: Chido Makawa 07413024807, Enniah Dube 07367504747, Esther Munyira 07492058107 and Delice Gavaza 07752653891.
  • Next Vigil meeting outside the Zimbabwe  Embassy. Saturday 20th August from 2 – 5 pm. We will continue meeting on the first and third Saturdays of every month. On other Saturdays we will continue the virtual Vigil.
  • The Zimbabwe Vigil’s 20th Anniversary. We will mark this at the Vigil on Saturday 15th October. 
  • The Restoration of Human Rights in Zimbabwe (ROHR) is the Vigil’s partner organisation based in Zimbabwe. ROHR grew out of the need for the Vigil to have an organisation on the ground in Zimbabwe which reflected the Vigil’s mission statement in a practical way. ROHR in the UK actively fundraises through membership subscriptions, events, sales etc to support the activities of ROHR in Zimbabwe. Please note that the official website of ROHR Zimbabwe is http://www.rohrzimbabwe.org/. Any other website claiming to be the official website of ROHR in no way represents us.
  • The Vigil’s book ‘Zimbabwe Emergency’ is based on our weekly diaries. It records how events in Zimbabwe have unfolded as seen by the diaspora in the UK. It chronicles the economic disintegration, violence, growing oppression and political manoeuvring – and the tragic human cost involved. It is available at the Vigil. All proceeds go to the Vigil and our sister organisation the Restoration of Human Rights in Zimbabwe’s work in Zimbabwe. The book is also available from Amazon.
  • Facebook pages :

Vigil : https ://www.facebook.com/zimbabwevigil

         ROHR: https://www.facebook.com/Restoration-of-Human-Rights-ROHR-Zimbabwe-International-370825706588551/

         ZAF: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zimbabwe-Action-Forum-ZAF/490257051027515
 
Seeking asylum in Zimbabwe – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary: 30th July 2022 PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 31 July 2022 16:14

A collapsing economy, starving people with a corrupt government and a partisan police force: all very important – but not nearly as entertaining as a Croatian businessman on the run from the police in Harare seeking asylum at the EU Embassy. Not quite in the Embassy but in the Embassy’s parking lot – anyway certainly more comfortable than Chikurubi prison. He apparently wants to be transferred to the French Embassy. Perhaps he thinks the food would be better there.

 

The asylum seeker is Joseph Richard Crnkovic, apparently a dual citizen of Croatia and Zimbabwe. He is fighting over control of Glen Forest Memorial Park. He says the cemetery is on land designated for residential and agricultural purposes only. One would have thought that being buried was pretty residential but he seems to want the 40,000 graves dug up.

 

We will watch Mr Crnkovic’s progress with interest. He says he was pursued to the EU Embassy by 40 unmarked cars and feared for his life. We wonder whether this phalanx will chase him to the French Embassy (see: https://www.newzimbabwe.com/investor-seeks-refuge-at-eu-embassy-after-high-speed-chase-by-suspected-state-security-agents/).

 

It is not just a ‘memorial park’ that is at risk in Zimbabwe. An even bigger prize for money-makers is the Victoria Falls, where two companies are planning to build on restricted zones designated by UNESCO as world heritage sites. They have been taken to court by environmentalists and residents who say the authorities are granting the concessions in an underhand manner (see: https://www.theindependent.co.zw/2022/07/29/dogfight-over-victoria-falls/).

 

Meanwhile, senior police officers seem to have been helping themselves to cars impounded from motorists. The vehicles apparently ended up at an auction business owned by Vice-President Chiwenga’s former father-in-law. Former senior assistant commissioner in charge of transport and logistics Robert Masukusa has been summoned to court over charges of theft of state property, along with Vusimuzi Ncube, formerly chief staff officer in charge of administration and records (see: https://bulawayo24.com/index-id-news-sc-national-byo-221875.html).

 

‘Corruption has shot through the roof and no one seems to care’, comments Leonard Koni in an article in Bulawayo 24. He writes: ‘The country’s economy is on its knees and probably needs biblical resurrection. The Zanu PF government has lost its marbles and its successive economic blueprints have failed to turn around the country's fortunes. For the past 20 or so years, the Zanu PF government has been busy chasing after the opposition day and night. It is unfortunate that the regime has nothing to offer besides regurgitating propaganda stories in the State media.’ (see: https://bulawayo24.com/index-id-opinion-sc-columnist-byo-221818.html).

 

Other points

 

Events and Notices:

  • Next ROHR Meeting. Saturday 6th August at 11 am.
  • Next Vigil meeting outside the Zimbabwe  Embassy. Saturday 6th August from 2 – 5 pm. We will continue meeting on the first and third Saturdays of every month. On other Saturdays we will continue the virtual Vigil.
  • ROHR Beach Party. Saturday 13th August at Frinton-on-Sea, Essex. Frinton’s railway station’s post code is CO13 9JT. For more information, Contact: Chido Makawa 07413024807, Enniah Dube 07367504747, Esther Munyira 07492058107 and Delice Gavaza 07752653891.
  • The Restoration of Human Rights in Zimbabwe (ROHR) is the Vigil’s partner organisation based in Zimbabwe. ROHR grew out of the need for the Vigil to have an organisation on the ground in Zimbabwe which reflected the Vigil’s mission statement in a practical way. ROHR in the UK actively fundraises through membership subscriptions, events, sales etc to support the activities of ROHR in Zimbabwe. Please note that the official website of ROHR Zimbabwe is http://www.rohrzimbabwe.org/. Any other website claiming to be the official website of ROHR in no way represents us.
  • The Vigil’s book ‘Zimbabwe Emergency’ is based on our weekly diaries. It records how events in Zimbabwe have unfolded as seen by the diaspora in the UK. It chronicles the economic disintegration, violence, growing oppression and political manoeuvring – and the tragic human cost involved. It is available at the Vigil. All proceeds go to the Vigil and our sister organisation the Restoration of Human Rights in Zimbabwe’s work in Zimbabwe. The book is also available from Amazon.
  • Facebook pages :

Vigil : https ://www.facebook.com/zimbabwevigil

         ROHR: https://www.facebook.com/Restoration-of-Human-Rights-ROHR-Zimbabwe-International-370825706588551/

         ZAF: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zimbabwe-Action-Forum-ZAF/490257051027515

 
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