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People of Zimbabwe arise: 14th April 2016 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 19 April 2016 10:40

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The Zimbabwe Vigil salutes our sister organization the Restoration of Human Rights in Zimbabwe (ROHR) for its participation in the brave MDC T demonstration on Thursday against Mugabe’s rapacious regime. We are to join ROHR outside the Zimbabwe Embassy in London on Friday 15th April to support their ‘Mugabe must go’ protest.

 

We have a constitutional right to protest and are grateful that the courts have dismissed the police attempts to close down all demonstrations. We must have demonstrations every day in Zimbabwe if we are to free ourselves of this barren regime.

 

We must challenge the great geriatric: come and commune with us on the streets. Tell us what you have done with our $15 billion.

 

Here is a report from ROHR Programmes Co-ordinator who attended the demo today.

 

An estimated 8,000 people today thronged the streets of Harare in a march organised by the main opposition party MDC T and other civic organisations and well-wishers taking part to voice their concerns on the missing $15 billion, unemployment, abductions and the general economic decay.

 

The march started at Freedom Square behind the Sheraton Hotel with the organizing secretary Mwonzora giving orders. The procession started when Tsvangirai arrived and people burst into songs waving placards with various messages directed to the Mugabe Regime. People jostled as they walked on the jammed streets. Police were deployed at every street corner wielding baton sticks and teargas canisters. Uncharacteristically today allowed the people to exercise their democratic right as enshrined in the constitution of Zimbabwe Section 59.

 

The crowd congregated at Africa Unity Square which was surrounded by anti-riot police armed to the teeth. Morgan Tsvangirai addressed the crowd. He spoke of the failure by the regime to address bread and butter issues, corruption and oppression and promised a new hope for Zimbabwe. After the address people dispersed singing revolutionary songs.

 

For photos see: https://www.flickr.com/photos/90023465@N03/albums/72157667027087791

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Zimbabwe Vigil Press Release – 23rd February 2016 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 23 February 2016 14:10

Zimbabweans in new protest at looting British GP

 

On Friday 26th February Zimbabwean exiles in the UK are to stage another protest outside a clinic in Nottingham run by a Zimbabwean immigrant doctor who has seized one of the last white-owned farms in Zimbabwe.

 

Dr Sylvester Nyatsuro, a British citizen, claims that the Mugabe regime told him he could have the farm although he has been resident in England for more than 15 years. His wife, Veronica, is apparently connected to Mugabe’s wife Grace.

 

The farm was besieged by hired thugs for months before armed police forced their way in exactly four weeks ago on Friday and took away the owner Zimbabwean-born Phillip Rankin who was about to harvest a crop worth up to £240,000.

 

The demonstrations outside Dr Nyatsuro’s clinic have been 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.

 

Date and time: Friday 26th February from 12 noon – 3 pm.

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

For directions, check: http://www.nhs.uk/Services/GP/MapsAndDirections/DefaultView.aspx?id=38275

Contact: Chamunorwa Chisuko 07832927609, Enniah Dube 07403439707, Sally Mutseyami 07448730581, Fungayi Mabhunu 07907089899, Rose Benton 07970996003.

 

 

Zimbabweans to present petition to 10 Downing Street

 

At 4 pm on Saturday 27th February the Vigil will present a petition to 10 Downing Street calling for Dr Nyatsuro’s British citizenship to be revoked. The petition to Prime Minister David Cameron reads:

 

Zimbabwean exiles in the United Kingdom and sympathisers are appalled by the behaviour of Dr Sylvester Nyatsuro and his wife Veronica who run the Willows Medical Centre in Nottingham. Dr Nyatsuro is a British citizen, long resident in this country, yet he has illegally seized a farm in Zimbabwe owned by a white Zimbabwean farmer, Mr Phillip Rankin, who bought it with the approval of the Mugabe government. Dr Nyatsuro and his wife are reported to be connected to Grace Mugabe. We are puzzled why a British doctor should want a farm in Zimbabwe since he and his wife are apparently in full-time employment here and have no known farming expertise in a country facing starvation. We ask your government to consider revoking Dr Nyatsuro’s citizenship on the grounds that ‘it was obtained by means of fraud, false representation or concealment of any material fact’ (see: Deprivation of British citizenship and withdrawal of passport facilities – file:///Users/GG/Downloads/SN06820%20(1).pdf: House of Commons Library). We also question his suitability to run an NHS clinic in Nottingham while farming in Zimbabwe.

 

The petition has been signed by hundreds of people who have passed by the Vigil on Saturdays. More than 7,000 others have signed the petition online.

 

Date: Saturday 27th February

Times:

3.30 pm move from the Vigil outside the Zimbabwe Embassy, 429 Strand, London WC2R 0JR

4 pm outside 10 Downing Street, SW1A 2AA.

 

 

Ban Zanu PF petition

The Vigil has been asked to draw attention to an online petition asking the British government to ban Zanu PF in the UK (see: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/120585).

 
Zimbabweans protest at looting British GP PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 02 February 2016 13:58

Zimbabwe Vigil Press Release – 1st February 2016

 

Zimbabweans protest at looting British GP

 

Zimbabwean exiles in the UK are to protest outside a clinic in Nottingham run by a Zimbabwean immigrant doctor who has seized one of the last white-owned farms 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 15 years. His wife, Veronica is related to Mugabe’s wife Grace.

 

The farm has been besieged by hired thugs for months but last Friday armed police forced their way in and took away the owner Zimbabwean-born Phillip Rankin who was about to harvest a 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: ‘The Nyatsuros have grown rich on the NHS. What do they think they are doing depriving a productive farmer of his home and his livelihood just because he is white? Zimbabwe needs farmers not hypocritical absentee landlords. Nottingham must say that now that the Nyatsuros have the farm they must go and work the land there. Instead it will be a glorified holiday home while Zimbabwe starves.’

 

The Zimbabwe Vigil is running the following petition to David Cameron: Zimbabwean exiles in the United Kingdom and sympathisers are appalled by the behaviour of Dr Sylvester Nyatsuro and his wife Veronica who run the Willows Medical Centre in Nottingham. Dr Nyatsuro is a British citizen, long resident in this country, yet he has illegally seized a farm in Zimbabwe owned by a white Zimbabwean farmer, Mr Phillip Rankin, who bought it with the approval of the Mugabe government. Dr Nyatsuro and his wife are reported to be connected to Grace Mugabe. We are puzzled why a British doctor should want a farm in Zimbabwe since he and his wife are apparently in full-time employment here and have no known farming expertise in a country facing starvation. We ask your government to consider revoking Dr Nyatsuro’s citizenship on the grounds that ‘it was obtained by means of fraud, false representation or concealment of any material fact’ (see: Deprivation of British citizenship and withdrawal of passport facilities – file:///Users/GG/Downloads/SN06820%20(1).pdf: House of Commons Library). We also question his suitability to run an NHS clinic in Nottingham while farming in Zimbabwe.

 

Date and time: Friday 5th February from 12 noon – 3 pm.

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

For directions, check: http://www.nhs.uk/Services/GP/MapsAndDirections/DefaultView.aspx?id=38275

Contact: Chamunorwa Chisuko 07832927609, Enniah Dube 07403439707, Tino Mashonganika 07453272078, Fungayi Mabhunu 07907089899, Rose Benton 07970996003.

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Zimbabweans protest again at looting British GP PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 11 November 2015 20:03

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 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, who is related to Grace Mugabe, are trying to kick out the owner Philip Rankin, who bought the farm with the approval of the Mugabe authorities. He has been besieged in his home by hired thugs 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: ‘All we require from the Nyatsuros to stop our protests outside their clinic is that they drop their greedy and hypocritical claim on a farm in Zimbabwe with which they have no connection. They are obviously prospering here so what need do they have to take over someone’s home and livelihood in Zimbabwe?’

 

The Nyatsuros have made legal threats to try to stop press coverage of their outrageous behaviour. The Daily Telegraph here in the UK dropped a report it had carried in their print edition from their website. The Times was braver: it still carries its report on the Times website but with the disclaimer: ‘This article is the subject of a legal complaint from Mrs Veronica Nyatsuro’.

 

Date and time: Friday 13th November from 12 noon – 3 pm.

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

For directions, check: http://www.nhs.uk/Services/GP/MapsAndDirections/DefaultView.aspx?id=38275

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

 
Nottingham demonstration against farm looter – Tuesday 27th October 2015 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 28 October 2015 19:26

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 immediate area.

Demonstration at Willows Medical Centre
The Zimbabwe Vigil and its sister organisation the Restoration of Human Rights in Zimbabwe (ROHR) are demonstrating in protest at an attempt by Dr Sylvester Nyatsuro to seize a farm in Zimbabwe owned by a Zimbabwean Philip Rankin, who is currently besieged in his home by a gang of thugs. Dr Nyatsuro has lived in the UK for more than 10 years and is a British citizen. He is a GP not a farmer but, as a relative of Mugabe’s wife, he has grabbed the opportunity to steal the farm from Mr Rankin, who bought it with the approval of the Mugabe regime. The Rankin family will not receive compensation and will lose their tobacco crop worth £240,000. If Dr Nyatsuro gets away with this theft Mr Rankin should be entitled to seize the GP’s properties in the UK.

It was a lively day with drumming, singing and dancing. A full report will be given in the diary on Saturday.

Thanks to those who came from far and wide to attend in support of the principles of honesty, fair play and non-racism: Alice Shadenyi, Audry Chamangira, Benjamin Chigamba, Casper Nyamakura, Cephas Maswoswa, Chamu Chisuko, Chipo Kamhunga, Chipo Parirenyatwa, Christopher Kamuzonde, Cleopatra Matinyadze, Cloud Chunga, Danny Kadiki, Dennis Benton, Edna Mdoka, Emmaculate Tshuma, Enniah Dube, Ephraim Tapa, Esther Nyambi, Eunice Mucherechedzo, Gladys Muduve, Humphrey Dube, Irvine Huni, Ishmael Makina, Jackson Magaya, Janemary Mapfumo, Joana Kwenda, Linton Magume, Marjory Kunaka, Mercy Chapepa, Minienhle Sibanda, Nobukhosi Moyo, Nomsa Mpofu, Paul Chipamhadze, Pedzisai James, Percy Chagwiza, Phylis M Magejo, Raphael Benton, Rashiwe Bayisayi, Rose Benton, Sally Mutseyami, Sharon Moyo, Sibusisiwe Tshuma, Stephen Drew, Tecla Bandawe, Thulani Chagwiza, Tino Mashonganyika, Virginia Mutyambizi, Wilbert Mukori, Yvonne Makombe and all the children. Thanks to Enniah and Chamu for their leadership in organising the demonstration.

For pictures of the demonstration check:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/zimbabwevigil/albums/72157660425764325

 

FOR THE RECORD: 49 signed the register. 

 

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