Media Notice from the Zimbabwe Vigil – 6th November 2013
The Zimbabwe Vigil is to stage a demonstration outside the Royal Institute of International Affairs on Friday 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 rigged elections of 31st July 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.
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.