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Thursday, 22 October 2015 13:42

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 Zimbabwe.

Dr Sylvester Nyatsuro, a British citizen, claims that the Mugabe regime has told him he can have the farm although he has been resident in England for more than 10 years.

He and his wife Veronica, apparently the clinic’s practice manager, are trying to kick out the owner Philip Rankin, who bought the farm after independence with the approval of the Mugabe authorities. He is now besieged in his home unable to care for his tobacco crop worth up to £240,000.

The demonstration is organized by the Zimbabwe Vigil  which has been protesting outside the Zimbabwe Embassy in London every Saturday since October 2002 in support of human rights in Zimbabwe.

Vigil Co-ordinator Fungayi Mabhunu said: ‘We want to show our disgust at the hypocritical behavior of someone who has prospered in this country but wants to benefit from the illegitimate Mugabe regime. The Nyatsuros pretend that this is all legal but it just stinks of nepotism. Mrs Nyatsuro has admitted she is related to Mugabe’s wife Grace. The owner is a white man born in Zimbabwe and has no other home. Perhaps he should take over the Nyatsuros’ properties here in exchange.’

The Vigil has written to the local NHS Commissioning Group drawing attention to the matter with copies to the General Medical Council and the Department of Health as well as the Home Office and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. For the letter see:

Date and time: Tuesday 27th October from 12 noon – 3 pm.

Venue: The Willows Medical Centre, Church Street, Carlton, Nottingham NG4 1BJ.

For directions, check:

Contact: Chamunorwa Chisuko 07832920609, Enniah Dube 07403439707, Fungayi Mabhunu 07907089899, Rose Benton 07970996003.


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