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Bulawayo activist on Chiwenga's alleged hit list skips the border

by Mandla Ndlovu
18 Jan 2019 at 09:29hrs | Views
A Bulawayo based political activist Thandekile Moyo has skipped the border being tipped that she is part of an alleged hit list of people that are targeted by the state for arrests, abduction and elimination.

In a statement which appeared on M&G on Friday Thandekile said, "In response to the fuel hike, the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions called for a nationwide stayaway. I was in full support, and participated in the accompanying demonstrations in Bulawayo. The crowd was excited, yes, but peaceful. Imagine my horror when the riot police came with their batons and their teargas — a modus operandi repeated across the country."

After the Monday violent protests Thandekile says it is then that she was given a tip off that her name was on the hit list of internet activist who incited the protests.

"The government of Zimbabwe blamed the protests on opposition parties and civil society. I received a tip-off that my name was on the list of "troublesome internet activists". She said.

"A few days earlier I had appeared on Al Jazeera, commenting about the unjust fuel price hike: little did I know that this, along with my outspoken tweets, had made me an enemy of the state."

Thandekile revealed that after the tip off she skipped the country to an undisclosed country with only R175 in her pocket.

"My heart is broken. When I think of the people I left behind, those at the mercy of Zanu PF, Those who cannot just up and run, I just break down. I feel like a traitor."

The government on Friday again switched off the internet in Zimbabwe so block the world form accessing the crackdown on citizens that is happening in the country.

Meanwhile #ThisFlag leader Evan Mawarire was on Thursday slapped with a treason charge under section 22 of the criminal law act and he faces up to 20 years in prison.

Source - Byo24News