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‘Time to hold Zimbabwe to account’ – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary: 22nd January 2022 PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 23 January 2022 16:33

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A coruscating report on Zimbabwe by a Johannesburg-based social and political commentator says it is high time for SADC to hold Zimbabwe to account. The writer, Tafa Mhaka, says it is not sanctions that are keeping Zimbabwe in a permanent state of crisis but its own government.

 

Mhaka was sceptical about President Ramaphosa’s promise on the recent 110th anniversary of the ANC that South Africa would promote democracy and economic development in Africa, particularly in the SADC region. ‘The ANC’s continuing reluctance to honestly talk about, let alone do something to address, the economic and political crisis in neighbouring Zimbabwe – despite it also having consequences for South Africa – is raising questions about the sincerity of the party’s self-declared resolve to find “African solutions to African problems”.’

 

Mhaka added: ‘Indeed, the entire SADC seems willingly blind to the damage the Mnangagwa administration is inflicting on Zimbabwe and the wider region with its ineffective economic policies and oppressive governing methods . . . While SADC leaders can preach about mysterious imperial plots and pretend there is no debilitating political crisis in Zimbabwe, they simply cannot do away with the victims of oppression and bad leadership on the ground: the hundreds of thousands of migrants compelled to seek sustainable economic opportunities and jobs in SADC countries, especially in South Africa . . . Today, there are credible fears that the government and the Zimbabwe Election Commission are conspiring to limit new voter registrations for the 2023 general and presidential elections – and the SADC, as usual, is silent on such an injustice.’ (See: https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2022/1/19/sadc-cannot-continue-to-ignore-zanu-pfs-many-failings.)

 

Zimbabweans in South Africa are said to be ‘worried and tense’ over reports of fresh xenophobic attacks there. The Chair of the Zimbabwe Exiles’ Forum, Gabriel Shumba, said most foreigners in South Africa felt under siege. ‘We call upon the SADC and African Union institutions to protect foreign nationals’ rights as previous experience has indicated that there either is an unwillingness or inability to act sooner rather than later.’ (See: https://www.newzimbabwe.com/zimbabweans-tense-over-fresh-sa-xenophobic-threats/.)

 

As preparations are made for by-elections to fill vacant parliamentary and local government seats, the US Embassy in Harare has said that the government has failed to live up to its promises to create an environment that is conducive for free, fair and credible elections. It said many continued to question the independence of the Electoral Commission (see: https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/tea/rest-of-africa/us-pressure-on-zimbabwe-over-electoral-reforms-3689160).

 

Zimbabwe has been ranked among the worst in the global rule of law index compiled by World Justice Project. It said it was among the ten worst countries in ‘constraint on government powers and open government regulatory enforcement’, among other indicators (see: https://www.newsday.co.zw/2022/01/zim-ranked-among-the-worst-on-rule-of-law-report/).

 

Other points

  • Because of concerns about the Covid Omicron variant, the Vigil Co-ordinators have decided to suspend the physical meetings at the Embassy. We will review this when the situation improves. In the meantime we will continue to run the Virtual Vigil as we did during lockdown. The Virtual Vigil shows the powers-that-be that we are still campaigning against their iniquitous behaviour and enables our activists to continue our protest and allows us to support them individually. To participate in the Virtual Vigil, activists who wish to participate virtually should pose in their Vigil / ROHR / Zimbabwe regalia with a relevant poster and take a photo / selfie during normal Vigil hours (Saturdays between 2 and 5 pm). The photos will be labelled with your name and uploaded onto the Vigil website, the Vigil’s Flickr photo page and Facebook. You will also be listed on the Vigil diary as having participated in that day’s virtual Vigil. There will be a small charge to cover admin costs, the ongoing upkeep of the Vigil and our support for the human rights work of ROHR, our sister organisation in Zimbabwe. For today’s photos, see: https://www.flickr.com/photos/zimbabwevigil/albums/72177720296157623. Our virtual Vigil activists today were Joyce Mbairatsunga and Nolanga Ndlovu who both kindly contributed to Vigil funds.

 

Events and Notices:

  • The Restoration of Human Rights in Zimbabwe (ROHR) is the Vigil’s partner organisation based in Zimbabwe. ROHR grew out of the need for the Vigil to have an organisation on the ground in Zimbabwe which reflected the Vigil’s mission statement in a practical way. ROHR in the UK actively fundraises through membership subscriptions, events, sales etc to support the activities of ROHR in Zimbabwe. Please note that the official website of ROHR Zimbabwe is http://www.rohrzimbabwe.org/. Any other website claiming to be the official website of ROHR in no way represents us.
  • The Vigil’s book ‘Zimbabwe Emergency’ is based on our weekly diaries. It records how events in Zimbabwe have unfolded as seen by the diaspora in the UK. It chronicles the economic disintegration, violence, growing oppression and political manoeuvring – and the tragic human cost involved. It is available at the Vigil. All proceeds go to the Vigil and our sister organisation the Restoration of Human Rights in Zimbabwe’s work in Zimbabwe. The book is also available from Amazon.
  • Facebook pages :

Vigil : https ://www.facebook.com/zimbabwevigil

         ROHR: https://www.facebook.com/Restoration-of-Human-Rights-ROHR-Zimbabwe-International-370825706588551/

         ZAF: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zimbabwe-Action-Forum-ZAF/490257051027515

 
Mwonzora puts his case – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary: 15th January 2022 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 17 January 2022 13:27

  

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The MDC T leader Douglas Mwonzora emailed the Vigil  to complain that we had been mistaken in last week’s diary about his reaction to President Mnangagwa’s by-election announcement, in particular the reference to him rushing to a meeting with the President (see: http://www.zimvigil.co.uk/the-vigil-diary/1190-election-fever--zimbabwe-vigil-diary-8th-january-2022).

 

Here is his email: ‘Thank you for your newsletter on the election fever in Zimbabwe. At the onset, I wish to protest the content of this article. You seek to create an image that I rushed to State House after the announcement of the election dates in order to discuss the same with President Mnangagwa. This is a false narrative. My meeting with President Mnangagwa had nothing to do with byelections at all. In fact, the meeting had been scheduled to take place two days before but was deferred by the President himself. I met the President as part of our strategy to push dialogue in Zimbabwe. While some political leaders think that dialogue is a waste of time we believe that it is the answer to the polarisation that has afflicted our society. It is a pity that you would publish the story wherein you cast serious aspersions against us without even caring to hear our side of the story. We are sure that you are very much aware that in this case, we had the right of reply to the allegations. Contrary to what you seek to portray in your article, some of the things discussed at the meeting was the need for social, political, and economic reforms in Zimbabwe, the need to operationalize the constitutional provision relating to the youth quota, poverty eradication, unemployment, devolution, inequality, loss of social protection and the erosion of pensions in our country, governance, and corruption. We also discussed the need for electoral reforms including the Diaspora vote in our efforts to remove the disenfranchisement of Zimbabweans living abroad. We, therefore, demand the right of reply to your article.’

 

The Vigil wants to be fair to all parties. We rely very much on the Zimbabwean media for information and by and large have been impressed by the standard of journalism now practised.

 

In another development Mr Mwonzora said he was pleased after a chance encounter with two leading members of Chamisa’s MDC Alliance, the Harare Mayor Jacob Mafume and Makomborero Haruzivishe, who has just been granted bail after spending nine months in a remand prison on kidnapping and violence charges (see: https://www.newzimbabwe.com/mwonzora-says-encounter-with-pro-chamisa-mako-cordial-pleasant/).

 

Other points

·       The UK Home Secretary (internal affairs minister) Priti Patel has annouced that asylum seekers in the UK will be able to work as carers if they have been waiting for more than 12 months in the UK for permission to stay. The UK is very short of care workers for old and disabled people and this should help many Zimbabweans to get legal work (see: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/01/14/asylum-seekers-can-work-care-homes-priti-patel-rule-change/#:~:text=Up%20to%2032%2C000%20asylum%20seekers,more%20than%20a%20year%20waiting).

·       Because of concerns about the Covid Omicron variant, the Vigil Co-ordinators have decided to suspend the physical meetings at the Embassy. We will review this when the situation improves. In the meantime we will continue to run the Virtual Vigil as we did during lockdown. The Virtual Vigil shows the powers-that-be that we are still campaigning against their iniquitous behaviour and enables our activists to continue our protest and allows us to support them individually. To participate in the Virtual Vigil, activists who wish to participate virtually should pose in their Vigil / ROHR / Zimbabwe regalia with a relevant poster and take a photo / selfie during normal Vigil hours (Saturdays between 2 and 5 pm). The photos will be labelled with your name and uploaded onto the Vigil website, the Vigil’s Flickr photo page and Facebook. You will also be listed on the Vigil diary as having participated in that day’s virtual Vigil. There will be a small charge to cover admin costs, the ongoing upkeep of the Vigil and our support for the human rights work of ROHR, our sister organisation in Zimbabwe. For today’s photos, see: https://www.flickr.com/photos/zimbabwevigil/albums/72177720295994388. Our virtual Vigil activist today was Joyce Mbairatsunga who kindly contributed to Vigil funds.

·       For Vigil pictures check: http://www.flickr.com/photos/zimbabwevigil/. Please note: Vigil photos can only be downloaded from our Flickr website.

 

Events and Notices:

·       The Restoration of Human Rights in Zimbabwe (ROHR) is the Vigil’s partner organisation based in Zimbabwe. ROHR grew out of the need for the Vigil to have an organisation on the ground in Zimbabwe which reflected the Vigil’s mission statement in a practical way. ROHR in the UK actively fundraises through membership subscriptions, events, sales etc to support the activities of ROHR in Zimbabwe. Please note that the official website of ROHR Zimbabwe is http://www.rohrzimbabwe.org/. Any other website claiming to be the official website of ROHR in no way represents us.

·       The Vigil’s book ‘Zimbabwe Emergency’ is based on our weekly diaries. It records how events in Zimbabwe have unfolded as seen by the diaspora in the UK. It chronicles the economic disintegration, violence, growing oppression and political manoeuvring – and the tragic human cost involved. It is available at the Vigil. All proceeds go to the Vigil and our sister organisation the Restoration of Human Rights in Zimbabwe’s work in Zimbabwe. The book is also available from Amazon.

·       Facebook pages :

Vigil : https ://www.facebook.com/zimbabwevigil

         ROHR: https://www.facebook.com/Restoration-of-Human-Rights-ROHR-Zimbabwe-International-370825706588551/

         ZAF: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zimbabwe-Action-Forum-ZAF/490257051027515

 

The Vigil, outside the Zimbabwe Embassy, 429 Strand, London, takes place every Saturday from 14.00 to 17.00 to protest against gross violations of human rights in Zimbabwe. The Vigil which started in October 2002 will continue until internationally-monitored, free and fair elections are held in Zimbabwe: http://www.zimvigil.co.uk.

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Mwonzora puts his case – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary: 15th January 2022 PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 16 January 2022 14:10

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The MDC T leader Douglas Mwonzora emailed the Vigil  to complain that we had been mistaken in last week’s diary about his reaction to President Mnangagwa’s by-election announcement, in particular the reference to him rushing to a meeting with the President (see: http://www.zimvigil.co.uk/the-vigil-diary/1190-election-fever--zimbabwe-vigil-diary-8th-january-2022).

 

Here is his email: ‘Thank you for your newsletter on the election fever in Zimbabwe. At the onset, I wish to protest the content of this article. You seek to create an image that I rushed to State House after the announcement of the election dates in order to discuss the same with President Mnangagwa. This is a false narrative. My meeting with President Mnangagwa had nothing to do with byelections at all. In fact, the meeting had been scheduled to take place two days before but was deferred by the President himself. I met the President as part of our strategy to push dialogue in Zimbabwe. While some political leaders think that dialogue is a waste of time we believe that it is the answer to the polarisation that has afflicted our society. It is a pity that you would publish the story wherein you cast serious aspersions against us without even caring to hear our side of the story. We are sure that you are very much aware that in this case, we had the right of reply to the allegations. Contrary to what you seek to portray in your article, some of the things discussed at the meeting was the need for social, political, and economic reforms in Zimbabwe, the need to operationalize the constitutional provision relating to the youth quota, poverty eradication, unemployment, devolution, inequality, loss of social protection and the erosion of pensions in our country, governance, and corruption. We also discussed the need for electoral reforms including the Diaspora vote in our efforts to remove the disenfranchisement of Zimbabweans living abroad. We, therefore, demand the right of reply to your article.’

 

The Vigil wants to be fair to all parties. We rely very much on the Zimbabwean media for information and by and large have been impressed by the standard of journalism now practised.

 

In another development Mr Mwonzora said he was pleased after a chance encounter with two leading members of Chamisa’s MDC Alliance, the Harare Mayor Jacob Mafume and Makomborero Haruzivishe, who has just been granted bail after spending nine months in a remand prison on kidnapping and violence charges (see: https://www.newzimbabwe.com/mwonzora-says-encounter-with-pro-chamisa-mako-cordial-pleasant/).

 

Other points

  • The UK Home Secretary (internal affairs minister) Priti Patel has annouced that asylum seekers in the UK will be able to work as carers if they have been waiting for more than 12 months in the UK for permission to stay. The UK is very short of care workers for old and disabled people and this should help many Zimbabweans to get legal work (see: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/01/14/asylum-seekers-can-work-care-homes-priti-patel-rule-change/#:~:text=Up%20to%2032%2C000%20asylum%20seekers,more%20than%20a%20year%20waiting).
  • Because of concerns about the Covid Omicron variant, the Vigil Co-ordinators have decided to suspend the physical meetings at the Embassy. We will review this when the situation improves. In the meantime we will continue to run the Virtual Vigil as we did during lockdown. The Virtual Vigil shows the powers-that-be that we are still campaigning against their iniquitous behaviour and enables our activists to continue our protest and allows us to support them individually. To participate in the Virtual Vigil, activists who wish to participate virtually should pose in their Vigil / ROHR / Zimbabwe regalia with a relevant poster and take a photo / selfie during normal Vigil hours (Saturdays between 2 and 5 pm). The photos will be labelled with your name and uploaded onto the Vigil website, the Vigil’s Flickr photo page and Facebook. You will also be listed on the Vigil diary as having participated in that day’s virtual Vigil. There will be a small charge to cover admin costs, the ongoing upkeep of the Vigil and our support for the human rights work of ROHR, our sister organisation in Zimbabwe. For today’s photos, see: https://www.flickr.com/photos/zimbabwevigil/albums/72177720295994388. Our virtual Vigil activist today was Joyce Mbairatsunga who kindly contributed to Vigil funds.

 

Events and Notices:

  • The Restoration of Human Rights in Zimbabwe (ROHR) is the Vigil’s partner organisation based in Zimbabwe. ROHR grew out of the need for the Vigil to have an organisation on the ground in Zimbabwe which reflected the Vigil’s mission statement in a practical way. ROHR in the UK actively fundraises through membership subscriptions, events, sales etc to support the activities of ROHR in Zimbabwe. Please note that the official website of ROHR Zimbabwe is http://www.rohrzimbabwe.org/. Any other website claiming to be the official website of ROHR in no way represents us.
  • The Vigil’s book ‘Zimbabwe Emergency’ is based on our weekly diaries. It records how events in Zimbabwe have unfolded as seen by the diaspora in the UK. It chronicles the economic disintegration, violence, growing oppression and political manoeuvring – and the tragic human cost involved. It is available at the Vigil. All proceeds go to the Vigil and our sister organisation the Restoration of Human Rights in Zimbabwe’s work in Zimbabwe. The book is also available from Amazon.
  • Facebook pages :

Vigil : https ://www.facebook.com/zimbabwevigil

         ROHR: https://www.facebook.com/Restoration-of-Human-Rights-ROHR-Zimbabwe-International-370825706588551/

         ZAF: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zimbabwe-Action-Forum-ZAF/490257051027515

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Election fever – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary: 8th January 2022 PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 09 January 2022 13:14

Election fever – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary: 8th January 2022

 

Zimbabwean politics was given an electric charge on Thursday with President Mnangagwa’s proclamation of a long-delayed date for by-elections for about 133 vacancies in Parliament and local authorities. The elections will take place on 26th March but the nomination court to register candidates will sit on 26th January – spurring the rival MDC factions into frantic action.

 

Most of the vacancies were caused by the MDC T party of Douglas Mwonzora who recalled dozens of the rival MDC Alliance MPS and councillors after the controversial Supreme Court ruling in 2019 that Chamisa’s election as party leader was unlawful.

 

After the President’s announcement, Mwonzora rushed to a meeting with Mnangagwa at State House. He denied it had anything to do with the by-elections but announced that his party would contest them under the MDC Alliance name, forcing Chamisa to rebrand his party.

 

MDC Alliance spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere said the election date should be accompanied by a clear reform road map that paves the way for an undisputed election. ‘The bad governance and legitimacy crisis that continues to plague the Mnangagwa regime is a direct result of the disputed election of 2018,’ she said (see: https://www.newsday.co.zw/2022/01/by-elections-set-for-march/).

 

For his part Chamisa has been speaking about the crisis caused by mass migration to South Africa, blaming it on the failings of the Zanu PF government. ‘We must fix our homebase and that which has destroyed our beautiful and great country’, he tweeted, adding  ‘In order to solve the immigration challenges we must end elections rigging and citizens repression.’ (See: https://www.newzimbabwe.com/chamisa-laments-zim-sa-migration-crisis/.)

 

In sharp contrast to the Zimbabwe situation, the Zambian Observer newspaper says the new president Hakainde Hichilema has introduced sweeping reforms in the brief time since taking office last August. It said that no government in Africa had acted so quickly (see: https://zambianobserver.com/zambian-president-breaks-the-record/).

 

Other points

  • The UK Guardian newspaper has given prominence to a lengthy article by Nyasha Chingono on the mounting opposition of rural communities in Zimbabwe to Chinese mining. The article said villagers saw little benefit and complained they are being exploited, living in homes damaged by blasts and unable to farm polluted land (see: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/jan/07/zimbabwe-china-mines-pollution-evictions).
  • The Central Intelligence Organisation has been ordered to investigate how the contract for the printing of ballot papers used in the recent provincial Zanu PF elections was given to a private company rather than the party’s own printers. There is suspicion that some party officials had interests in the private company (see: https://www.newzimbabwe.com/massive-corruption-scandal-erupts-at-zanu-pf-hq/).
  • Because of concerns about the Omicron Covid variant, the Vigil Co-ordinators have decided to suspend the physical meetings at the Embassy. We will review this when the situation improves. In the meantime we will continue to run the Virtual Vigil as we did during lockdown. The Virtual Vigil shows the powers-that-be that we are still campaigning against their iniquitous behaviour and enables our activists to continue our protest and allows us to support them individually. To participate in the Virtual Vigil, activists who wish to participate virtually should pose in their Vigil / ROHR / Zimbabwe regalia with a relevant poster and take a photo / selfie during normal Vigil hours (Saturdays between 2 and 5 pm). The photos will be labelled with your name and uploaded onto the Vigil website, the Vigil’s Flickr photo page and Facebook. You will also be listed on the Vigil diary as having participated in that day’s virtual Vigil. There will be a small charge to cover admin costs, the ongoing upkeep of the Vigil and our support for the human rights work of ROHR, our sister organisation in Zimbabwe.
  • For Vigil pictures check: http://www.flickr.com/photos/zimbabwevigil/. Please note: Vigil photos can only be downloaded from our Flickr website.

 

Events and Notices:

  • The Restoration of Human Rights in Zimbabwe (ROHR) is the Vigil’s partner organisation based in Zimbabwe. ROHR grew out of the need for the Vigil to have an organisation on the ground in Zimbabwe which reflected the Vigil’s mission statement in a practical way. ROHR in the UK actively fundraises through membership subscriptions, events, sales etc to support the activities of ROHR in Zimbabwe. Please note that the official website of ROHR Zimbabwe is http://www.rohrzimbabwe.org/. Any other website claiming to be the official website of ROHR in no way represents us.
  • The Vigil’s book ‘Zimbabwe Emergency’ is based on our weekly diaries. It records how events in Zimbabwe have unfolded as seen by the diaspora in the UK. It chronicles the economic disintegration, violence, growing oppression and political manoeuvring – and the tragic human cost involved. It is available at the Vigil. All proceeds go to the Vigil and our sister organisation the Restoration of Human Rights in Zimbabwe’s work in Zimbabwe. The book is also available from Amazon.
  • Facebook pages :

Vigil : https ://www.facebook.com/zimbabwevigil

         ROHR: https://www.facebook.com/Restoration-of-Human-Rights-ROHR-Zimbabwe-International-370825706588551/

         ZAF: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zimbabwe-Action-Forum-ZAF/490257051027515

 
Zimbabwe a ‘banana republic’ – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary: 1st January 2022 PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 02 January 2022 17:34

The opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has described Zimbabwe as a banana republic and urged the Southern African Development Community to ensure the 2023 elections are fair.

 

Speaking on Namibian Desert Radio, Chamisa said Zanu PF acted as if Zimbabwe was a one party state. ‘They want to throttle us to make sure they advance the consolidation of authoritarianism.’ He said that a disputed election would add to the region’s frail democratic outlook, adding ‘there cannot be economic development without political stability’. (See: https://www.newzimbabwe.com/zimbabwe-a-banana-republic-chamisa/.)

 

Unsurprisingly President Mnangagwa took a different view in his New Year message. He says Zimbabwe’s economic growth last year was one of the highest on the continent, at a projected 7.4%.

 

Mnangagwa said 2022 must be a year in which the country moved from recovery into growth towards achieving the goal of being a upper middle income country, which he has put at 2030 (see: https://www.herald.co.zw/we-must-remain-optimistic-full-of-hope-president/).

 

Newsday say unions disagree with Mnangagwa’s optimism and are gloomy about the prospects  for 2022. Japhet Moyo, Secretary-General of the Congress of Trade Unions, said there was nothing to be expected from the government and w  orkers must hope for ‘a miracle from God’. David Dzartsaunga of the Confederation of Public Sector Trade Unions, said civil servants would continue to push for payment in US dollars, which Newsday said is a general feeling among workers complaining they want a stable currency to survive a harsh economic climate (see; https://www.newsday.co.zw/2021/12/gloomy-2022-beckons-workers-unions/).

 

The Covid crisis has increased the international demand for health workers and many are reported to be leaving Zimbabwe for greener pastures abroad. The Vigil, for once, agrees with Vice President Chiwenga, the Minister of Health, who argues that countries receiving these qualified health migrants should compensate their country of origin for their training costs (see: https://www.herald.co.zw/brain-drain-gvt-seeks-recompense-through-un/).

 

Other points

·         South African President Ramaphosa paid tribute to former Archbishop of Cape Town Desmond Tutu at his funeral today. A Vigil delegation had a meeting with Tutu when he visited London in 2008. He graciously accepted a petition we presented to him at St Martin-in-the-Fields Church near the South African High Commission and the  Zimbabwe Embassy in London. The petition called for South Africa to stop supporting Mugabe and to allow a change of government in Zimbabwe. Archbishop Tutu said: ‘Zimbabwe used to be a showpiece in Africa. It has now turned into the most horrendous nightmare.’ (See: Zimbabwe Vigil diary of 9th June 2008.)

  • Because of concerns about the Omicron Covid variant, the Vigil Co-ordinators have decided to suspend the physical meetings at the Embassy. We will review this when the situation improves. In the meantime we will continue to run the Virtual Vigil as we did during lockdown. The Virtual Vigil shows the powers-that-be that we are still campaigning against their iniquitous behaviour and enables our activists to continue our protest and allows us to support them individually. To participate in the Virtual Vigil, activists who wish to participate virtually should pose in their Vigil / ROHR / Zimbabwe regalia with a relevant poster and take a photo / selfie during normal Vigil hours (Saturdays between 2 and 5 pm). The photos will be labelled with your name and uploaded onto the Vigil website, the Vigil’s Flickr photo page and Facebook. You will also be listed on the Vigil diary as having participated in that day’s virtual Vigil. There will be a small charge to cover admin costs, the ongoing upkeep of the Vigil and our support for the human rights work of ROHR, our sister organisation in Zimbabwe.
  • For Vigil pictures check: http://www.flickr.com/photos/zimbabwevigil/. Please note: Vigil photos can only be downloaded from our Flickr website.

 

Events and Notices:

  • The Restoration of Human Rights in Zimbabwe (ROHR) is the Vigil’s partner organisation based in Zimbabwe. ROHR grew out of the need for the Vigil to have an organisation on the ground in Zimbabwe which reflected the Vigil’s mission statement in a practical way. ROHR in the UK actively fundraises through membership subscriptions, events, sales etc to support the activities of ROHR in Zimbabwe. Please note that the official website of ROHR Zimbabwe is http://www.rohrzimbabwe.org/. Any other website claiming to be the official website of ROHR in no way represents us.
  • The Vigil’s book ‘Zimbabwe Emergency’ is based on our weekly diaries. It records how events in Zimbabwe have unfolded as seen by the diaspora in the UK. It chronicles the economic disintegration, violence, growing oppression and political manoeuvring – and the tragic human cost involved. It is available at the Vigil. All proceeds go to the Vigil and our sister organisation the Restoration of Human Rights in Zimbabwe’s work in Zimbabwe. The book is also available from Amazon.
  • Facebook pages :

Vigil : https ://www.facebook.com/zimbabwevigil

         ROHR: https://www.facebook.com/Restoration-of-Human-Rights-ROHR-Zimbabwe-International-370825706588551/

         ZAF: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zimbabwe-Action-Forum-ZAF/490257051027515

 
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