UK-based activists plot Mugabe demo

HARARE - Zimbabwe's opposition parties and human rights groups will stage a demonstration in London this Saturday, demanding President Robert Mugabe and his entire Zanu PF government resign to bring to an end the country’s political and economic crisis.

Coinciding with Mugabe’s 91st birthday, the protest will be held under the theme, “Stop Zimbabwe falling off the cliff”.

The demonstration, which is going to be held outside the Zimbabwean embassy in London, is going to see rights groups and political parties like Vigil, MDC, Zimbabweans United for Democracy, Zapu, Restoration of Human Rights, Zimbabwe Social Democrats, Occupy Africa Unity Square and Zimbabwe We Can, participating.

They are also going to be joined by Swazi Vigil, which is also challenging its “corrupt” Swaziland monarchy.

“Thirty-five years of his (Mugabe’s) corrupt and tyrannical rule has reduced Zimbabweans to penury and his current policies show no chance of changing the fortunes of the country,” UK coalition said in a statement yesterday.

The group said the country’s economy was in ruins, further claiming that the unemployment rate was over 90 percent.

About two million people are said to be living in abject poverty in the country.

“Government’s failure, one year after its election, to even make a dent in the 2,2 million new jobs that it promised, points to promises that were made without any basis — typical of Zanu PF behaviour.

“A health time-bomb is ticking because of the failure to supply clean running water in urban areas and the failure to stock hospitals with adequate supplies of medication,” the group said.

It added that government should not wait until there are street protests and rioting in the country to attempt to fix the economy, adding that this would unleash chaos and destruction that no one would be able to control.

“To president Mugabe, we are not here to wish you happy birthday but to remind you that you have failed, and you should go peacefully, by implementing democratic reforms, followed by free, fair and credible elections,” the group said.

    Comments (8)

    kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk... unoziva zvimwe zvinosetsa kani imi weeeee. kubvira rini zvichingonzi mugabe must go....ko kungonyarara kuhukura zvineyiko nhai mungotarisa henyu makanyarara... haaaa

    jojo - 19 February 2015

    you are very mad people, l thing mad cow disease has affected you. why not come to Zimbabwe and do the demonstration in Zimbabwe. Mugabe is not in UK and he is not allowed in UK. come and vote you silly cowards.

    mapenzikuUK - 19 February 2015

    This is just another way of trying to raise money.Like any other so called human rights group in the country.Tsvangirai does the same as well.when he is broke,he would go to the streets nemahwindi,then he would make headlines worldwide and attract western sympathy and the next morning money will flowing into his accounts.While I do not subscribe to the Mugabe regime,these guys are nothing more than charity fraudsters

    Godfrey - 19 February 2015

    idyai mari vafana vangu, rovai mari dzemaBritish too bad, they are stupid. Mudhara tinaye kuno ane 91 and still commands Africa, what an icon, favoured by nature, kana vana Obama vakabva vati zii vaimbopaparika.

    barue - 19 February 2015

    wabaya dede nomumukanwa barue. idyai mari yema stupid ayo. achadzidza kuti kune inonzi Zim ku Africa, inorakasha mapenzi saana laing naana wharton. Mudhara wedu tinaye kuno, hapana chaanoona, nature is on his side.

    zindman - 19 February 2015

    Zanu PF's ZimAsset plan has failed to get the financial backing, Mugabe has failed to get even a dollar in budgetary support; the plan is dead in the water. The party has no answer to the economic meltdown and there is no question of allowing this to go on. Zanu PF rig the July 2013 national elections and has since discovered that they cannot rig economic recovery too. Zanu PF must step down now and allow an orderly change of government.

    Wilbert Mukori - 19 February 2015

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