Zims protest against Mzembi visit

The Zimbabwe Vigil is to stage a demonstration outside the Royal Institute of International Affairs today when the Zimbabwean Minister of Tourism, Walter Mzembi, speak at the Chatham House think tank.


Mzembi is thought to be the first Zimbabwean Minister to visit the UK since the disputed July 31 elections which kept Mugabe in power.

Vigil Co-ordinator Rose Benton said: ‘Mzembi presents himself as the reasonable face of Mugabe’s Zanu-PF mafia. But he cannot distance himself from the ruination that Mugabe has brought upon Zimbabwe . . . the poverty, starvation, despair, the enslavement of the people to Chinese colonisers’.

Demonstrators will greet him with posters such as: ‘Who poisoned the elephants?’, ‘Who is destroying the forests?’ and ‘Who is stealing the diamonds?’

Date: Friday, 8th November 2013

Times: Mzembi is due to speak between 12.30 and 1.30 pm.

The demonstration will take place from 12 noon to 1 pm.

Venue: The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), 10 St James's Square, London SW1Y 4LE

Nearest Stations: Piccadilly, Green Park (Piccadilly line)

Contacts: Fungayi Mabhunu 07907 089 899, Rose Benton 07970 996 003, 07932 193 467.

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