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Zimbabweans "united in anger" against Mugabe regime

Zimbabweans "united in anger" against Mugabe regime

South Africa

Recent wave of protests in Zimbabwe is seeking to threaten the regime of President Robert Mugabe, human right activists are suggesting.

Jestina Mukoko, a famous activist of human rights in that country and others are leading the charge.

“The increase in poverty has united in their anger Zimbabweans,” Mukoko told AFP on the sidelines of the launch of the Congress of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) in Johannesburg, Africa South.

“In the past, the anger was disparate: journalists, white farmers, trade unionists protesting their separate ways, at different times.”

Mukoko has been leading a struggle of NGOs for Human Rights entitled “Zimbabwe Peace Project”. She was arrested and tortured by the Zimbabwean regime in 2008.

Since June, Zimbabwe has experienced a series of protests against the economic policies of President Robert Mugabe,  who has been in power since independence in 1980.

These demonstrations are regularly dispersed by tear gas and baton-wielding Police officers.