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  • Vigil Diary Archive Jan - Feb 2008

    26 th February 2008 – Tendai Chishanu RIPIt is with great sadness we announce the death of Vigil supporter and friend of so many of us, Tendai Chishanu . She was hurt in a car accident in December and continued getting headaches through January. After s...
  • Vigil Diary Archive May 2008

    Zimbabwe Vigil Diary – 31 st May 2008There was anxious discussion at the Vigil of the xenophobic violence in South Africa . At a meeting afterwards it was agreed that we would ask the police for permission to stage a protest outside the South African Hi...
  • Vigil Diary Archive Dec 2007

    29 th December 2007Our last Vigil of 2007. It's now our sixth New Year. People ask what drives us to continue. Here's one reason: with us today we had Guguzinhle Khumalo. We asked her to write her story for us. “I live in Romford, came to the UK in Dece...
  • UK demand for expulsion of Zim doctor – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary: 31st October 2015

    The attempt by a British GP to seize a farm in Zimbabwe was condemned by Ephraim Tapa, founder member of the Zimbabwe Vigil and President of its sister organisation Restoration of Human Rights in Zimbabwe (ROHR). Ephraim was speaking after some ...
  • Quoting Bible a crime – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary: 19th December 2015

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/zimbabwevigil/23226311944/sizes/m/ The hypocrisy of the Zanu PF regime and the complicity of the outside world have been exposed by the solitary pilgrimage of Pastor Patrick Mugadza who took the road to Calvary fro...
  • United for human rights – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary: 12th December 2015

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/zimbabwevigil/23705285615/sizes/m/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/zimbabwevigil/23623540131/sizes/m/   Zimbabweans supported our friends of the Swaziland Vigil when they presented a petition to the Prime Minister...
  • Goblin economics – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary: 5th December 2015

    Zanu PF says it has raised well over the $3 million it wanted for its conference at Victoria Falls. Apart from $5 contributions extorted from civil servants and rather larger ones from companies, most of this money will come, in reality, from st...
  • Mugabe’s happy Christmas – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary: 26th December 2015

    As we spent another Christmas in exile we were surprised to hear from the United Nations that ‘Zimbabwe had done tremendously well’ on the human rights front. We would never have known this if the Herald had not carried an article by the UN...
  • Ugly budget – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary: 28th November 2015

    photolink: https://www.flickr.com/photos/zimbabwevigil/23353772356/sizes/m/   The ugly situation in Zimbabwe was reflected in the pitiful budget of $4 billion announced by Finance Minister Chinamasa on Thursday. The budget is even smaller tha...
  • Zimbabwe’s ‘perfect storm’ – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary: 21st November 2015

    With Christmas approaching, Zimbabwe seems to be facing all the gifts from hell: economic meltdown, simmering violence, a looming food crisis and a witch on the rampage.   The South Africa-based think tank NKC African Economics, which is ass...
  • Zanu PF‘s Fantasyland – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary: 14th November 2015

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/zimbabwevigil/22991478566/sizes/m/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/zimbabwevigil/23004460882/sizes/m/   All Zimbabweans will have rejoiced that Zimbabwe is to produce its very own car and export it to the rest of ...
  • Zimbabweans protest again at looting British GP

    Zimbabwe Vigil Press Release – 10th November 2015   Zimbabweans protest again at looting British GP   Zimbabwean exiles in the UK are to stage another demonstration on Friday outside a clinic in Nottingham run by a doctor who is attempting to ...
  • Zanu PF swaggers in UK – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary: 7th November 2015

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/zimbabwevigil/22872092495/sizes/m/   Attempts to disrupt the Vigil as we embark on our 14th year are linked we believe to a growing Zanu PF mafia in the UK. It is clear that some Zimbabweans who have settled here...
  • Confusion Award – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary: 24th October 2015

    China’s award of the Confusion Prize to Mugabe will be welcomed by all right-minded Zimbabweans – and, indeed, by our friends around the world. At last the confused leader is getting the recognition he deserves.   The Chinese peace prize...
  • Nottingham demonstration against farm looter – Tuesday 27th October 2015

    About fifty people gathered in Nottingham on Tuesday to protest outside a clinic run by Dr Sylvester Nyatsuro who is trying to seize a farm in Zimbabwe.  The following leaflet was handed out to passers-by and posted in letter boxes in the immed...
  • Zimbabweans protest at looting British GP

    Zimbabwe Vigil Media Release – 22nd October 2015   Zimbabweans protest at looting British GP Zimbabwean exiles in the UK are to stage a demonstration next Tuesday outside a clinic in Nottingham run by a doctor who is attempting to seize a farm in Z...
  • Expel British farm looter – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary: 17th October 2015

    The Zimbabwe Vigil has called on the British authorities to take action against a UK doctor who is attempting to seize a farm in Zimbabwe. It is the latest incident in which Zimbabwean exiles given refuge in the UK have revealed the hypocrisy ev...
  • Khama save Zimbabwe – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary: 10th October 2015

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/zimbabwevigil/22052576506/sizes/m/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/zimbabwevigil/22100943951/sizes/m/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/zimbabwevigil/22052868826/sizes/m/   To mark the Vigil’s 13th anniversary we lau...
  • Mugabe’s prosperity gospel – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary: 3rd October 2015

    Nowadays Zimbabwe gets little news coverage abroad – understandable, given that most stories from Zimbabwe are about poverty, unemployment and fractious politics. This is hardly hot news.   Every now and again a Zimbabwe story strikes a ri...
  • Mugabe’s same old song – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary: 26th September 2015

    For the second time in a few weeks Mugabe has delivered an old speech. Despite the ridicule over his repeating of last month’s State of the Nation Address at this month’s Opening of Parliament, he has again been recycling his clapped-out ide...

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