Zims in SA protest over Harare violence

January 17 2019 – ZIMBABWEANS in Cape Town protested at their consulate in Cape Town calling for its closure until want the consulate closed until the crisis in Harare resolved.

The demonstrators gathered at the consulate on Thursday,(today) calling for an end to the violence in their country, which was sparked by Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s announcement of a record fuel and diesel hike last week.

At least five people have been killed and dozens injured since protests started on Monday.

“We are a country reeling under the dictatorship of Mnangagwa,” said Tinashe Chifamba, Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) youth organiser.

The demonstrators gathered at the consulate on Thursday, calling for an end to the violence in their country, which was sparked by Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s announcement of a record fuel and diesel hike last week.

At least five people have been killed and dozens injured since protests started on Monday.

“We are a country reeling under the dictatorship of Mnangagwa,” said Tinashe Chifamba, Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) youth organiser.

Yesterday several Zimbabweans in Pretoria gathered outside the Zimbabwean Embassy to protest the arrest of activist pastor Evan Mawarire and others arrested over the shutdown. Many said they were also frustrated at the internet blackout which prevented many from contacting their families. – News 24, Voice of America

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