Zimbabwe Vigil Diary

pg” width=200 align=left vspace=4 border=0>LONDON – A late winter snowfall covered much of Britain. The Vigil escaped but naturally, with our supporters so widely dispersed, it affected our numbers. Everyone was abuzz with reports of the so-called arms find in Zimbabwe: there was a general feeling that it was another desperate attempt by the collapsing Zanu (PF) regime to divert attention from the MDC’s Congress in Harare this weekend.

It was great to have so many women at the Vigil and their lovely singing was supported by the drumming of a West Indian supporter, among others. A group of about eight English girls enthusiastically joined in the dancing.

We are delighted that Evelyn Tafirenyika has agreed to be one of the Vigil co-ordinators, along with Dumi Tutani, a musician, who is also a long-term supporter. He faithfully comes every week from as far away as Southampton. They replace Tawanda Spicer who is now studying in South Africa and Chengetai Mupara whose work often keeps him away on Saturdays.

FOR THE RECORD: 50 signed the register. For your diary : Zimbabwe Forum, Upstairs at the Theodore Bullfrog pub, 28 John Adam Street, London WC2 (cross the Strand from the Zimbabwe Embassy, go down a passageway to John Adam Street, turn right and you will see the pub). Monday, 20th March, 7.30 pm – Elizabeth Bishop will talk about her work with the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture.

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