The 12th of June 2019 Vigil started whilst the weather was
All were wondering
whether or not it was going to rain.
Small talk was exchanged, then setting up was commenced.
The small talk was filled with empathy for
the untimely and unfortunate loss of life in Zimbabwe.
A prayer was said before the commencement of
It was only earlier in the
week, that we were all shocked, when it was
announced in our forums that sadly,
Honourable Vimbai Java Zimbabwean Member of Parliament, eldest daughter of the
late Dr Morgan Tsvangirai, had sadly passed away (source MDC Publicity and
various media outlets).
Reports in Zimbabwe focused publications such as Bulawayo
24, Harare 24, The Standard, Zimeye, News day, Pindula, and others mentioned
that soldiers had been involved in the accident.
Those of Zimbabwean origin and those who
follow Zimbabwean affairs know what the obvious concerns are.
It has been reported in The Standard that Honourable
Vimbai Java’s campaign manager and organising secretary for her constituency,
Paul Rukanda, and Tafadzwa Mundwa, her late mother’s cousin, died after they
were trapped in the wreckage for over an hour
There were rumors at the time that Apostle Chiwenga
been involved in an accident.
sources were rather poor, during the protest on the 12th of June 2019, however
a video that has been posted on Zimeye’s Facebook page and on Youtube channels
263 chat and Stewart Nyamayaro, which apparently has Apostle Chiwenga
Hospital Bed, seems to confirm the reports that indeed, he too has
unfortunately been involved in an accident with what he seems to suggest is not
just another accident.
Again, those from
Zimbabwe and those who follow Zimbabwean affairs closely will understand what
Unfortunately, with regret,
the media reports are that his wife and others who were in the car with him
At the end of the weekly protest, a meeting was called which
was attended by all those present on the day.
During the meeting Alfred Mukuvare ZHRO former Vice Chair, spoke and it
was suggested that we resume the monthly meetings that we used to have on the
first Weekend of every month.
suggested that the next meeting should be in July with the venue date and time
to be announced soon. It was around the beginning of the meeting that Thabo Makuyana arrived. He apologized to all for his tardiness.
Increased Participation in the vigil was praised by the
also made of the 100 km Walk which was to take place, including the
practice sessions that commenced this past Sunday the 16th of June 2019.
Starting at Guildford Rail Station at
Rashiwe Bayisayi mentioned that
the intention was to walk 21.16 miles or 34 km from Guildford to
Hampton Court Rail Station as practice for the 100 KM walk later in the year.
“You need to practice, practice practice”,
said Rashiwe Bayisayi.
said “Its quite a good thing to be on the walk, 1) You enjoy the friendship,
the fellowship, and 2) all the jokes which are told whilst on
the walk, 3) its exciting to see the country
It was also mentioned that there
is a Facebook page for the ZHRO walk with more information including the
ability to share the experiences of the walk.
Those present were also reminded that later in the year ZHRO is going to
have a national meeting where a new Leadership team will be voted in and
members would need to attend to cast their votes.
Attending the ZHRO protest vigil this week as per the were
Ebson Chigwdere, Rashiwe Bayisayi, Sarah Bayisayi, Alfred
Mukuvare, Big Boy Sibanda, Stewart (Pride) Nyandoro, Thabo Makuyana
Kiwane, Stella from Luton, Tapiwa Muswe (Red cap) Mary Muteyerwa;
Lindsey Zaranyika; Charity Ndebele; Gladys Ncube; Phillip Mahlahla; Panashe
Muyeye; Nehemiah Musonza; Stella Mandiranga; Plaxidia Mugande; Tryness Ncube;
The photo was taken by Philip Mahlahla ZHRO London Branch
Chairman and Cameraman
To find out more or to join ZHRO and attend one the weekly
protest vigils, please contact
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