Banner
Archives

Filter 

  • Vigil Diary Archive Jun - July 2007

    28 th July 2007The Vigil is getting bigger and bigger. Visitors from far and wide joined the regulars this week. Among them was Kate Hoey MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Zimbabwe . She arrived wearing her Vigil t-shirt so she fitted in w...
  • Vigil Diary Archive Apr - May 2007

    26 th May 2007The Vigil marked Africa Day with a sad sense of betrayal. The latest kick in the teeth for Zimbabweans has been the election of Zimbabwe as Vice-Chair of the Common Market for East and Southern Africa , Africa 's largest trading bloc. London...
  • Vigil Diary Archive Jan - Mar 2007

    31 st March 2005Disappointed is too mild a description of the feeling at the Vigil following the SADC meeting on Zimbabwe . Supporters were outraged at what was seen as cowardly betrayal by our neighbours. It was agreed we would immediately run a new peti...
  • Vigil Diary Archive Nov - Dec 2006

    30 th December 2006What a Vigil! We had erected our banners and were debating whether to put up the green tarpaulin in view of threatening weather when it suddenly became apparent that there was no alternative. It bucketed down which meant we had to frequ...
  • Vigil Diary Archive Sep - Oct 2006

    28 th October 2006Vigil supporters sent out a clear message to the South African government this week: we will harass you until you stop supporting Mugabe. Alois and Wellington from Brighton and Ethel from Liverpool , among others, were ready and waiting ...
  • Vigil Diary Archive Jul - Aug 2006

    26 th August 2006There was such a crush we had to make room by taking down two of the banners penning us between the four maple trees. “Wake up World! Zimbabwe is Dying!” and “No to Mugabe and No to Starvation” gave way before the bursting dancers...
  • Vigil Diary Archive Apr - Jun 2006

    26 th June 2006DAY IN SUPPORT OF ZIMBABWEAN TORTURE SURVIVORS. The Vigil was well represented at a service at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square , to mark the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture organised by the Zimbabwe Human Ri...
  • Vigil Diary Archive Jan - Mar 2006

    25 th March 2006A soggy Vigil. It has been so dry in England that we haven't used our tarpaulin for some time – long enough for some people to forget that when we prod it with our brollies, heavy with rain, it cascades over everyone on the periphery! Vi...
  • Vigil Diary Archive Oct - Dec 2005

    31 st December 2005Support from an unexpected source got the New Year's Eve Vigil off to a good start. A Zimbabwean family now living in Aberdeen millions of miles north in darkest Scotland  came to see us. Marion has been communicating with the Vigil an...
  • Vigil Diary Archive June - September 2005

    24th September 2005Many supporters had difficulty getting to the Vigil today because of the latest ant-Iraq war demo.  Roads were closed, helicopters hovered overhead.  But it turned out to be a subdued event.  As Vigil people arrived they remarked tha...
  • Vigil Diary Archive Mar - May 2005

    28 th May 2005One of the most animated Vigils for ages. A lovely, sunny – though blustery – day; with Ephraim and Julius on the drums and Patson again leading the singing and dancing enhanced by Dumi’s flying dreadlocks. Well attended from beginning...
  • Vigil Diary Archive Jan - Feb 2005

    26 th February 2005An edge to a very ebullient Vigil today – we had with us Remus Makuwaza, MDC Director of Elections. Remus is here to discuss arrangements with the MDC in the UK before the elections – twinning with Zimbabwe branches and financial su...

How can you help?

The Zimbabwe Vigil exists entirely on donations from the public and well wishers. You can help us by donating via a deposit into our account Thank you.