Zimbabweans use social media to rally up support for march

Zimbabweans use social media to rally up support for march

JOHANNESBURG – Social media was abuzz in support of a planned march on Saturday in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, calling for leadership that will “relieve the suffering endured” by the nation under President Robert Mugabe.

On Saturday morning and Friday night, the hashtags “Arise Zimbabwe”, “Mugabe must go”, and “Fresh start” saw a flood of tweets worldwide from people supporting the march and people rallying others to stand together.

The Zimbabwe solidarity march is reportedly expected to start at 8am at the Zimbabwe Grounds in Highfields, gathering at 4th Street bus terminus in Harare CBD at around 9am, before moving to the State house.

In a banner circulated on social media messenger application WhatsApp, Zimbabweans are called to “arise Zimbabwe arise” for the march that will start at 10am in Freedom Square in the capital.

On Saturday morning, these tweets started circulating on social media.

Some users also mentioned the unity amongst Zimbabweans.

People took the opportunity to call on others to rally behind the march.

A march is also planned in Johannesburg in solidarity with the march in Harare. The march will take place at the Zimbabwean Consulate in Bedfordview at 10am.

Some Twitter users took the opportunity to ask others to join the march.

Marches have been planned in other countries in solidarity with the main march in Harare.

According to Twitter user @povozim, there is a march planned in Windhoek, Namibia at the Zimbabwean embassy from 10am to noon.

Another Twitter user posted that the march in London would take place from 11am to 6pm at the Zimbabwean embassy.

However, not everyone was in support of the planned march.

Source: African News Agency