Zimbabwe Vigil Diary 17th February 2024

Source: Zimbabwe Vigil Diary 17th February 2024

It was good to see that with better weather came better attendance at the Vigil today. Our activists continued our protest against the human rights abuse and lack of democracy in Zimbabwe, with energetic singing and dancing which drew the attention of the passing crowds.

A special thank you to Vigil Co-ordinator Patricia Masamba who was in charge of the Vigil today and brought all the Vigil paraphernalia to Zimbabwe’s London Embassy. Thanks also to the other who came: Andrew Benyure, Nigel Benyure, Delice Gavazah, Munashe Madziyauswa, Chido Makawa, Heather Makawa Chitate, Philip Maponga, Jenatry Muranganwa and Lynett Chido Tsoka. For photos: https://www.flickr.com/…/zimba…/albums/72177720314889599.
For Vigil pictures check: http://www.flickr.com/photos/zimbabwevigil/. Please note: Vigil photos can only be downloaded from our Flickr website.
Events and Notices:
• Next Vigil meeting outside the Zimbabwe Embassy. Saturday 2nd March from 2 – 5 pm. We meet on the first and third Saturdays of every month. On other Saturdays the virtual Vigil will run.
• The Restoration of Human Rights in Zimbabwe (ROHR) is the Vigil’s partner organisation based in Zimbabwe. ROHR grew out of the need for the Vigil to have an organisation on the ground in Zimbabwe which reflected the Vigil’s mission statement practically. ROHR in the UK actively fundraises through membership subscriptions, events, sales etc to support the activities of ROHR in Zimbabwe.
• The Vigil’s book ‘Zimbabwe Emergency’ is based on our weekly diaries. It records how events in Zimbabwe have unfolded as seen by the diaspora in the UK. It chronicles the economic disintegration, violence, growing oppression and political manoeuvring – and the tragic human cost involved. It is available at the Vigil. All proceeds go to the Vigil and our sister organisation the Restoration of Human Rights in Zimbabwe’s work in Zimbabwe. The book is also available from Amazon.
• Facebook pages:
Vigil : https ://www.facebook.com/zimbabwevigil
The Vigil, outside the Zimbabwe Embassy, 429 Strand, London meets regularly on Saturdays from 14.00 to 17.00 to protest against gross violations of human rights in Zimbabwe. The Vigil which started in October 2002 will continue until internationally-monitored, free and fair elections are held in Zimbabwe.
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