Tag: Protest

Parties turn up heat on Mugabe before Friday’s mass march

Parties turn up heat on Mugabe before Friday’s mass march

Opposition political parties and civic groups in Zimbabwe have written to President Robert Mugabe seeking an urgent meeting ahead of Friday’s mass march for electoral reforms and a protest against economic decline, police brutality and corruption. When Mugabe, 92, won a disputed election in July 2013 he did so on […]

Zimbabwe pastor’s social media movement rattles Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe pastor’s social media movement rattles Robert Mugabe

“You are watching this video because I have either been arrested or have been abducted.” With those words, Zimbabwean pastor Evan Mawarire announced his own arrest by the government of Robert Mugabe. Mawarire was detained July 12 for “inciting public violence,” — a count that was subsequently amended to a […]

Pastor a foreign agent, says Mugabe

Pastor a foreign agent, says Mugabe

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe yesterday said an activist pastor behind anti-government protests this month was sponsored by foreign countries set on destabilising his administration. A stayaway protest movement led by church minister Evan Mawarire shut down most businesses, government offices, schools and hospitals earlier this month in the biggest act […]