Tag: protests

Mugabe opponents ‘ready for fresh demos after police ban’

Mugabe opponents ‘ready for fresh demos after police ban’

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s opponents have called for renewed protest action after the ban on demonstrations imposed last month expired. Last month a top police officer Chief Superintendent Newbert Saunyama re-imposed a ban on protests in central Harare, less than a week after a High Court judge declared it unconstitutional. Police said […]

Mugabe ‘risks being removed from power’ through massive protests

Mugabe ‘risks being removed from power’ through massive protests

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe risks being removed from power through massive protests if he doesn’t retire soon, opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, has reportedly said. The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader said this while addressing his supporters during his party’s 17th anniversary celebrations in Bulawayo on Saturday. According to The […]

Zim group confirms arrest of two students after Mugabe protest

Zim group confirms arrest of two students after Mugabe protest

Zimbabwean police on Thursday arrested two student activists who demonstrated against President Robert Mugabe as he presided over a university graduation ceremony, a spokesperson for the protesters said. Promise Mkwananzi, spokesperson for the Tajamuka protest movement, said that one student had held up a sign condemning mass unemployment and another […]

Student protests at Mugabe-attended Zimbabwe graduation

Student protests at Mugabe-attended Zimbabwe graduation

Witnesses say a student has been whisked away by unknown people for protesting during a University of Zimbabwe graduation ceremony featuring President Robert Mugabe. An Associated Press photographer covering Thursday’s event says the graduating student held a placard complaining about joblessness in the country. Such stunts have become common at […]