Saturday’s protest is part of global diaspora action promoted by the Movement for Democratic Change. Zimbabweans in the United States, South Africa, Australia, Canada, Sweden and the Netherlands are also expected to demonstrate outside the diplomatic missions of South Africa, which is the African Union’s point man on Zimbabwe.
In London the MDC is joining the Zimbabwe Vigil which has been protesting outside the Zimbabwe Embassy every Saturday for the past nine years in support of free elections. People will be invited to sign the following petition: ‘Zimbabwe Vigil petition to President Zuma: Exiled Zimbabweans call on President Zuma to put pressure on President Mugabe and his Zanu PF party to implement the Global Political Agreement. If they continue to refuse we urge South Africa to take measures against the Mugabe regime.’ There will also be an MDC petition, which gives greater details of the Zimbabwean diaspora demands.
2 pm – meet outside the Zimbabwe Embassy, 429 Strand
3 pm – move to the South African High Commission
3.30 pm – attempt to present our petitions
4 pm – return to the Zimbabwe Embassy
The Vigil drummers and singers will be outside South Africa House while a skeleton crew mans the Vigil outside the Zimbabwe Embassy until the main group returns at 4 pm.Post published in: Africa News