Zimbabwe Vigil Diary16th September 2023

Source: Zimbabwe Vigil Diary16th September 2023


Our Vigil activists were despondent after the rigged election results. They were particularly dismayed but not surprised by Emmerson Mnangagwa’s attempts to establish a family dynasty by appointing his under-qualified son and nephew to ministerial posts in his cabinet (see: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/sep/12/zimbabwe-president-emmerson-mnangagwa-accused-of-nepotism-after-appointing-son-and-nephew).

Thanks to those who came today: Kudzai Chikowore, Blessing Harry, Lilian Kanyasa, Philip Maponga, Eness Mapungwana, Locadia Meda, Gladys Munemo, Richard Munyama and  Fulya Felicity Turkmen. Special thanks to Kudzai and Locadia for bring the Vigil paraphernalia. For photos, see: https://www.flickr.com/photos/zimbabwevigil/albums/72177720311243130.

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 7th October 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 in a practical way. ROHR in the UK actively fundraises through membership subscriptions, events, sales etc to support the activities of ROHR in Zimbabwe. Please note that the official website of ROHR Zimbabwe is http://www.rohrzimbabwe.org/. Any other website claiming to be the official website of ROHR in no way represents us.
  • 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

         ROHR: https://www.facebook.com/Restoration-of-Human-Rights-ROHR-Zimbabwe-International-370825706588551/

         ZAF: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zimbabwe-Action-Forum-ZAF/490257051027515