The preventive arrest of 20 Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions last Thursday was aimed at stopping mass protests at a new 2 per cent tax on all electronic transactions. This state action demonstrated that despite the rhetoric of democratic change, important democratic rights to assemble and to protest are not respected. Yet this is just what President Mnangagwa has been trying to convince the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the European Union, the Commonwealth and his African neighbours he stands for.
It is now the beginning of October, and the national elections took place on July 30 – seemingly an age ago. It took the Supreme Court challenge before a new government could be sworn in on September 7. All the while the defeated MDC Alliance Presidential candidate, Nelson Chamisa, maintained that he had won the election outright, but was cheated by ZANU-PF and cheated next by the Supreme Court, and until today he has continued to insist that President Mnangagwa and his government are illegitimate.
The Zimbabwe Information Centre has been waiting for a clear picture to emerge following the national and provincial and local elections held on Monday, July 30, 2018. The election day was remarkably peaceful and happy, with a very large number of international and national observers reporting in these terms.
In the days prior to the July 30 national elections in Zimbabwe, former Senator and Special Minister of State Mrs Sekai Holland made a six-minute video message.
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February 16, 2018,
Movement for Democratic Change—T
Dear Elias and all MDC-T Leaders and members,
The Zimbabwe Information Centre Inc was established in 1999 to support the democratic movement and sustainable development in Zimbabwe, and Morgan has been a focus of our admiration, support and concern in all the years since.
By Dominique Schwartz on PM,
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Zimbabwe’s 93 year-old dictator, President Robert Mugabe, was forced to resign on November 22, 2017, when he realised that his ZANU-PF MPs were going to impeach him.
The Zimbabwe military moved against Mugabe on Wednesday November 15, in response to Mugabe’s decision to dismiss his Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Monday November 6. Mnangagwa fled the country in fear of his life, and with good grounds, since Mugabe and his wife Grace called on a rally of ZANU-PF youth on November 8 to “crush the head of the snake”.
Malnutrition is a very serious threat to the people, especially in Matabeleland North and stunted growth of children is now very evident. This is making the people very angry.
The people now see that Mugabe wants to kick out his vice-President, Mnangagwa, and ask who would replace him? Is it Grace? That is completely unacceptable on all sides.
Mugabe is now relying solely on the G40 group to attack Mnangagwa and now the War Veterans.