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ZHRO Wednesday Vigil 29 January 2020

ZHRO Wednesday Vigil 29 January 2020

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ZHRO Wed Vigil 29 Jan 2020, photo by P. J. Mahlahla
Zimbabwe Human Rights Organisation (ZHRO), met on the 29th of January 2020, at 429 the Strand for a pre-planned peaceful protest against the continuing deprivation of Human Rights and the committing of Rights abuses by the Zimbabwean Junta Government, against the people of Zimbabwe.

Following reports earlier in the week, of children protesting in Bulawayo to defend their right to education.  ZHRO was indeed in support of the students from Njube High School in Bulawayo, which is near the stadium where Grace Mugabe was booed, and has been known as a catalytic area, in the context of anti Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU PF) sentiment.  The brave students made their voices heard and their message was clear. Education is a basic right and not a privilege.  

Unconfirmed and unverified reports have been shared on Zimbabwe focused Whatsapp and Facebook groups that the intelligence and military intelligence services from Zimbabwe, which are controlled by and are known proxies of ZANU PF are looking for the teacher.  Due to the sensitivity behind the security of the teacher, ZHRO will not comment on his possible whereabouts.
It has also been reported that Zimbabweans are being forced to trek to unsafe wells as the traps run dry.  Drought hit Zimbabwe is at real risk of facing both a food and water crisis. City Authorities in Bulawayo have closed the water supplies for 96 hours a week to cope with a sharp fall in the reservoir levels caused by the countries worst drought in years.  Unfortunately this is exacerbated by the kleptomaniacs in the Junta ZANU PF who have looted the funds that were meant to be used to maintain and improve the water situation in the whole of Zimbabwe.
The irony of this is that, Zimbabwe has always had droughts.  Zimbabwe also used to be the breadbasket of Africa. It was only when the failed, inhumane, partisan, illegal land redistribution was implemented from the year 2000 and is still taking place in parts today, has Zimbabwe's land been barren of food, vegetation and water.  The teachings, lessons and symbiotic relationships that the people had with the land, have unfortunately been broken for the sake of ploys and political expediency.

Other News

The bungling, uselessness and cruelty of ZANU PF, whose leadership live the highlife, touring the world in first class, business class, or in private jets has once again come to the attention of the international media.  ZANU PF has been urged to get serious and prioritise children as record man made poverty has caused acute food shortages in Zimbabwe.

Hilal Elver, the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, warned that Zimbabwe was on the verge of manmade starvation, adding that children would be the most affected as guardians fail to provide a balanced diet.  She said the drought had also affected children’s health, with nearly 90% of Zimbabwean infants experiencing malnutrition and stunted growth.
These are just some of the issues that are affecting the people of
ZHRO 29 Feb 2020, photo by Ebson Chigwedere
Zimbabwe.  The ZHRO members that meet weekly, feel that they have the superior moral high ground and as such are emboldened in their hearts, minds and souls to continue protesting for the Human Rights of Zimbabweans. The Vigil continues to be a place to meet, make our voices heard and show the world that Zimbabweans especially in Zimbabwe are still suffering gross human rights abuses.

Thanks to Ebson Chigwedere who managed to play the drums and shared in the leading of some of the songs with Elector Zvorwadza.  Thanks to Tapiwa Muskwe who arrived early, for helping to set up the tent, table and the banners for the vigil, along with John Burke and Phillip Mahlahla. Thank you to Philip Mahlahla for taking the photos and a big thank you too, to John Burke who drove all the way from the South of England with the drums, tent and banners that help to make the atmosphere during the peaceful vigil protest.

To find out more or to join ZHRO please do not hesitate to call
Phillip Mahlahla             074 5282 8229
Ebson Chigwedere       074 4923 5660
Kingstone Jambawo    079 0486 1774
Thabo Makuyana          079 4459 0970

Those who attended the vigil were, Ebson Chigwedere, Philip J. Mahlahla, John Burke, Tapiwa Muskwe, Tryness Ncube, Plaxidia Mugonde and Elector Zvorwadza.

For the Latest Vigil Pictures check:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/149281364@N04/albums/

Events and Notices

The next ZHRO London Vigil will be on Wednesday starting at, 11am at 429 the Strand, London, WC2R 0JR.

Wednesday Vigil Blog:-
https://zhro.zimvigil.org/

Source
Phillip Mahlahla
Edited by ZHRO Media and Marketing team

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