After gathering forces at the Vigil about 200 people moved on to the nearby South African High Commission in Trafalgar Square to continue the MDC Diaspora’s campaign to get President Zuma to call Mugabe to account. Their posters read: Mugabe must go now, Zuma stop Mugabe B4 it’s too late, Zuma wake-up call, MDC wants free and fair elections, Stop looting Marange diamonds, Follow SADC road map to democracy, and No more violent elections.
People then moved on to Whitehall to present the Vigil’s petition to the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, calling on the Security Council to ensure that the next elections in Zimbabwe are free and fair.
The Vigil notices that Tendai Biti has been in Washington looking for Western financial aid and complaining of sanctions. We wonder whether he has ever thought of an alternative: how about indigenising the diamond mines? Or asking for a loan from Mines Minister Mpofu? -www.zimvigil.co.uk