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  • Minister flees London demo – 23rd September 2015

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/zimbabwevigil/21468418138/sizes/m/   The Zimbabwean Industry and Commerce Minister Mike Bimha and Zanu PF cronies had to change venues for a London conference on Wednesday because of a protest by exiled Zimbabwea...
  • London anti-Zanu PF demo – 22nd September 2015

    Photolink: https://www.flickr.com/photos/zimbabwevigil/21598995186/sizes/m/   A large group of exiled Zimbabweans protested in Central London on Tuesday morning outside a meeting at which a delegation representing the Mugabe regime tried to ...
  • End of Mugabe Era – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary: 19th September 2015

    The fiasco of 91-year-old Mugabe reading the wrong speech at the opening of Parliament cannot be dismissed as ‘a common era’ as the Herald put it (before correcting its spelling error!).   No, the pantomime of the President reading out a ...
  • IMF says no money for Zimbabwe – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary: 12th September 2015

    The International Monetary Fund says that even if the Zimbabwean government makes economic reforms it will take at least three years before it can expect loans from international lenders.   The head of an IMF mission which has just visited Z...
  • ‘What have we to lose?’ – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary, 5th September 2015

    Photolinks: https://www.flickr.com/photos/90023465@N03/20905023818/sizes/m/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/90023465@N03/20950593498/sizes/m/   This week the Vigil’s sister organization Restoration of Human Rights in Zimbabwe took to the s...
  • The total liar – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary, 29th August 2015

    ‘There are lies, damned lies and statistics’ goes the saying. Mugabe ticked all these boxes in his State of the Nation Address to Parliament. From his preliminary lie boasting of ‘peace and stability’, to his damned lie about tackling co...
  • Let them eat ice cream – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary, 22nd August 2015

    All the reports we get at the Vigil suggest that the wheels are coming off Zimbabwe. This week we were sent several emails which in different ways graphically show how bad things are becoming.   ‘We live in a country with absolutely no rule...
  • Produce all skulls – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary: 15th August 2015

    Photolink: https://www.flickr.com/photos/zimbabwevigil/20593480542/sizes/m/   Sacked information minister Jonathan Moyo simply can’t get out of propaganda mode. From his lowly perch as just one of the education ministers, Moyo is reduced t...
  • Mugabe and Co – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary: 8th August 2015

    Picture links:https://www.flickr.com/photos/zimbabwevigil/20401743212/sizes/m/https://www.flickr.com/photos/zimbabwevigil/20223978889/sizes/m/  One of the leaders of the Gamatox faction has complained that Zanu PF has been turned into Muga...
  • Where’s the Pie? – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary: 1st August 2015

    The second anniversary of the last stolen elections passed with little remark – though Zanu PF acknowledged for the first time the hollowness of its ZimAsset election manifesto.   At the time it was unveiled the Vigil described the five-year economi...
  • Divine Grace – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary: 25th July 2015

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/zimbabwevigil/19816436830/sizes/o/   With her magical spiritual powers (full marks to Zimbabwe’s top university for spotting this so quickly) Amai Grace Mugabe PhD miraculously manifested herself at the Vigil i...
  • Grace Mugabe Party – Media Release: 23rd July 2015

    Exiled Zimbabweans and friends will be holding a party at the Zimbabwe Embassy in London on Saturday 25th July to mark the 50th birthday of Dr Amai Mugabe.   The Zimbabwe Vigil hopes the party will be attended by the spouse of the Zimbabwe Am...
  • Countdown to jubilation – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary: 18th July 2015

    Suddenly Zimbabwe is back in the news. Having spent the last thirteen years trying vainly to persuade the world to pay attention to the unfolding agony of Zimbabwe, the Vigil is naturally pleased at the attention Zimbabwe is now attracting – t...
  • Mugabe murdered Dzamara – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary: 11th July 2015

    Photolinks: https://www.flickr.com/photos/zimbabwevigil/19585016836/sizes/m/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/zimbabwevigil/19604348942/sizes/m/   Exiled Zimbabweans and friends demonstrated outside the Zimbabwe Embassy in London to mark 4 mon...
  • Geriatric Genocidaire – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary: 4th July 2015

    The Vigil has launched a petition calling for the arraignment of Mugabe before the International Criminal Court. We know he will be protected by his Security Council friends in Beijing and Moscow but we wish to focus attention on the evidence fo...
  • No to Mugabe’s poison – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary: 27th June 2015

    Photolinks: https://www.flickr.com/photos/zimbabwevigil/19220371021/sizes/m/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/zimbabwevigil/19028728030/sizes/m/   The Zimbabwean diaspora turned out in force to present a petition to the Prime Minister’s off...
  • Zimbabwean Downing Street Racism Demonstration – Media release: 24th June 2015

    Zimbabwean Downing Street Racism Demonstration – Media release: 24th June 2015   Zimbabwean exiles in the UK are to present a petition to Prime Minister David Cameron’s official residence at 10 Downing Street on Saturday 27th June disowni...
  • Falling from the sky – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary: 20th June 2015

    News that Mali is to donate $300 million to avert starvation in Zimbabwe would be warmly welcomed by the worried Zimbabwean diaspora, scrimping to send money home to help our suffering families.  But such manna from heaven is unlikely to say th...
  • Big issues – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary: 13th June 2015

    There are big issues facing leaders at the African Union Summit in Johannesburg’s salubrious Sandton. But the Vigil believes that AU Chair Mugabe is not the person who can deal with them.   The theme of the meeting is worthy: ‘Year of Wom...
  • Sleeping on the job – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary: 6th June 2015

    Photolinks:https://www.flickr.com/photos/zimbabwevigil/18539872111/sizes/o/https://www.flickr.com/photos/zimbabwevigil/17915350004/sizes/o/http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/article-487526/John-Simpson-fears-bikini-clad-newsreaders.html   All Zi...

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