Articles tagged 'demonstrations'

'Zimbabweans must not give up on Dzamara' 9 April 2018 EDITOR — I write with so much pain in my heart. It is sad that years have gone by but still there is no answer to Itai Dzamara's whereabouts. With the new dispensation one would think that answers would start trickling in but alas there is nothing. I am appealing to the media fraternity, civil...
Group assesses Nera demo's damages 2 October 2017 HARARE - Citizens Against Violence and Anarchy Trust (Cavaat) has approached the High Court seeking the appointment of a commissioner to determine the damages caused by last year's demonstration organised by the National Electoral Reform Agenda (Nera). This comes after Cavaat early this year w...
Mawarire freed on fresh subversion charge 27 September 2017 HARARE - Activist pastor, Evan Mawarire, accused of attempting to subvert the government following a Facebook live post sledging President Robert Mugabe's “appalling handling” of the economy was freed by the courts yesterday because he had been over detained. Mawarire of  #ThisFlag movement wa...
Mawarire trial opens 26 September 2017 HARARE - Cleric and #ThisFlag campaign leader pastor Evan Mawarire's trial in a matter in which he is accused of attempting to overthrow the President Robert Mugabe-led government opened yesterday in the High Court. Mawarire, who is facing an alternative charge of incitement to commit public v...
I miss my wife: Mawarire 7 September 2017 HARARE - Activist clergyman Evan Mawarire says he misses his wife and kids he left behind in the United States when he made a surprise return to Zimbabwe early this year after his self-imposed exile. Mawarire shot to prominence last year in July when thousands of workers heeded his call to sta...
No political will to solve Dzamara's disappearance 31 August 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe has shown no political will to solve the mystery surrounding the abduction of a prominent journalist-turned activist in Harare demanding that President Robert Mugabe resigns, rights lawyers said yesterday as the world commemorated the United Nations International Day of the Vict...
'Still no leads on missing Dzamara' 23 June 2017 HARARE - Police are still searching for abducted human rights activist Itai Dzamara, Home Affairs deputy minister Obedingwa Mguni has said. Mguni told senators yesterday that the police still have no leads on Dzamara's whereabouts. “Yes the police are still searching; they are giving us upd...
'Mugabe must account for Dzamara' 10 March 2017 HARARE - Missing journalist-cum-political activist Itai Dzamara's brother Patson has called on Zimbabweans to continue piling pressure on President Robert Mugabe's government to stop the enforced disappearance of rights activists. Speaking yesterday during commemorations for Dzamara's abductio...
Should Mawarire have come back? 13 February 2017 HARARE - Zimbabweans across the divide have been debating on whether it was wise for activist clergyman and founder of #ThisFlag movement, Evan Mawarire to come back to the country after his six months self-exile in the United States. Mawarire returned to Zimbabwe on February 1 only to be arre...
Zvorwadza acquires helmet 10 October 2016 HARARE - Police should consider deploying new tactics during encounters with National Vendors Union of Zimbabwe chairperson Sten Zvorwadza who now spots a helmet. Zvorwadza's latest acquisition — a full face helmet — came after he was brutally assaulted by police officers while petitioning to ...
Zvorwadza faces 3 trials in one day 2 October 2016 HARARE - Militant chairperson of the National Vendors Union of Zimbabwe (Navuz) Sten Zvorwadza will on October 5, attend three different court hearings, as the State seeks to nail him. At 8am Zvorwadza will appear before Harare magistrate Tendai Rusinahama for continuation of a case he is accu...
Fresh violence shakes Harare 28 September 2016 HARARE - Deadly violence rocked Harare once again yesterday, as police fought running battles with supposed rioting vendors in the capital city's central business district — amid stunning claims that the troublemakers in fact belonged to a faction of President Robert Mugabe's warring Zanu PF part...
'War' at demo ban hearing 28 September 2016 HARARE - It was war in court yesterday as lawyers locked horns over the police ban on protests in Harare's central business district, with the case spilling to today. Tendai Biti,  who is representing 18 opposition political parties, told the Daily News that it was war in yesterday's case in w...
Nera protesters dragged to court 22 September 2016 HARARE - Five National Electoral Reform Agenda (Nera) suspected protesters who were apprehended during a demonstration in Dzivaresekwa over the weekend were dragged to court yesterday. They are being charged with participating in a gathering with intent to promote public violence, breach peace...
Dzamaras pile pressure on Unicef 21 August 2016 HARARE - Missing activist Itai Dzamara's family — his wife Sheffra, brother Patson and two children — yesterday besieged Unicef's Harare offices with a petition demanding that the organisation retracts its statement that condemned them of abusing children This came barely 24 hours after pressu...
MDC targets Mugabe ouster in 'few weeks' 11 August 2016 HARARE - The Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC has vowed to force President Robert Mugabe to resign through a national “grand” demonstration which it says will be rolled out within a “few” weeks. The planned national demonstration comes at a time the nonagenarian is feeling the heat from the ordinary ...
Children take front-line in Dzamara demo 11 August 2016 HARARE - In an unprecedented move, missing activist Itai Dzamara's family — together with political parties and civic society, including Jestina Mukoko — yesterday protested and confronted police, with children on the front-line. During the protest, in which they demanded the return of Dzamara...
Protestors up for attacking cop 11 August 2016 HARARE - Three protestors who allegedly attacked a cop before escaping with his shoe during a demonstration against the introduction of bond notes appeared in court yesterday. Tinashe Wellington Macharika, 33, of Glen View 1,  Aleck Nakomo, 21 from Marondera and Chaponda Ndlovu, 36, also from ...
Mugabe must leave: Mawarire 23 July 2016 HARARE - Local cleric and unrelenting #ThisFlag campaigner Evan Mawarire has launched an attack on President Robert Mugabe advising the long-serving leader to quit instead of wasting his energy on making scurrilous allegations against his critics. Mugabe has made public his disdain for the cle...
No going back on demos: Pastor Mawarire 20 July 2016 HARARE - Unbowed clergyman and leader of the #ThisFlag campaign, Pastor Evan Mawarire — who has been leading a peaceful campaign against Zimbabwe's deepening rot — says he will call for more protests until President Robert Mugabe and his ruling Zanu PF listen to the cries of the people. Speaki...