Not ‘Satasfied’ – Zimbabweans in UK protest at Zambian President’s visit

The Zimbabwe Vigil is to stage a protest on Wednesday 6th June against the visit to London by President Michael Sata of Zambia who is a guest at Jubilee celebrations for the Queen.

President Michael Sata
President Michael Sata

Vigil Co-ordinator Dumi Tutani said ‘Sata is an unashamed apologist for Mugabe. His parroting “Pamberi ne Zanu PF (Forward with Zanu PF)” at last week’s SADC meeting even embarrassed Zanu PF (see: – Fireworks at Angola summit).

He was referring to a meeting of the Southern African Development Community in the Angolan capital Luanda which rejected Mugabe’s demand for early elections before reforms were made in accordance with the political agreement with the former opposition MDC in 2008.

The Zimbabwe Vigil has asked permission from the police hold a protest from 1 – 2 pm outside the Commonwealth Secretariat, Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5HX, where President Sata is to attend a lunch hosted by the Commonwealth Secretary-General.

The lunch is to be attended by the Queen so if the demonstration is not allowed for security reasons there will be a protest at the Zambian High Commission, 2 Palace Gate, London W8 5NG (same time).

Southern Africans will deliver a new broom as a gift to Mr Sata. He was previously a platform sweeper at Victoria Station but we now think he needs to clean up his own act.

He is in London for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. We thought any word of diamonds would set his heart pounding so we will give him a bag of gems to wean him from Mugabe’s largesse.

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