In a new low, Zimbabwe’s wants to make it a criminal offence for citizens to hold meetings with foreign governments without state approval.
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President Mnangagwa is looking to have exiled members of the G40 arrested and returned to Zimbabwe to face what he calls justice.
Canada, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, UK and USA have urged the Zimbabwean Government to stop repression and corruption.
Rising Zimbabwean political satirist has critiqued the government of Mnangagwa. This comes as the regime is cracking down on growing dissent.
A top South African Minister says the crisis in Zimbabwe needs urgent action. Since the crisis started Zimbabwe has denied its existence.
Zimbabwe has become more unstable since Mnanagwa’s violent ascendancy. South Africa that sent envoys this week advocates an African solution to the crisis.
Zimbabwe’s government has grown more corrupt and repressive since 2017 but Mnangagwa decried ‘divisive falsehoods’ over recent rights abuse claims.
Human rights abuses in Zimbabwe are worsening. South Africa’s opposition leader, Julius Malema, and others have urged President Mnangagwa’s regime to stop the violations.
Mnangagwa who came to power in Zimbabwe through coup has paid lip service to democracy. The UN is warning his regime is using COVID-19 to clamp down.
Mugabe’s land re-distribution in Zimbabwe was a disaster because those who received land could not run farms. Mnangagwa may be replicating this disaster.