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Protests against Mnangagwa's authoritarian rule in UK

25 Jan 2019 at 13:47hrs | Views
Dozens of chanting, singing Zimbabwe diaspora blocked the entrance of Zimbabwe embassy in London on - Wednesday 23 January 2019 - causing the embassy staff to close the doors. Chanting "Stop the violence," the demonstrators demanded an audience with the ambassador Mr Christian Katsande.

Mnangagwa announced a 150 percent increase on fuel prices last week which sparked outrage across the country.

The demonstration was in support of the #ShutDownZimbabwe. The diaspora are demanding that the brutal Mnangagwa regime should: Stop killings - brutalising -  torturing and arbitrary detentions - Acknowledge responsibly of the killings, release all arrested a activists and stop the crackdown - Scrap the punitive  2% tax - Review and decrease fuel prices - Address the fuel shortages - Pay civil servants in US$  and Abandon bond notes

It's been a week of turmoil in Zimbabwe

During the illegal internet shutdown, a wide range of human rights violations have been committed including killings, rape, torture, arbitrary detentions of rights activists and denying people the right to freedom of expression. Although this was a stay away, security forces went door to door to harass and beat up men and boys.

The Embassy protest was the second this week. On Wednesday protesters forced their way into the embassy and took down Mnangagwa's portrait.

On his return from Davos, Mnangagwa promised an investigation over the killings which have been blamed on civilians in army and police uniforms. Many believe the results will cause more anger as there is no trust after the Montlanthe commission.

Source - Kingstone Jambawo
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