The Zimbabwean government has pursued its crackdown on the opposition. Police on Monday arrested lawyer for MDC Alliance party spokesperson.
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Zimbabwe looks to criminalise meetings with other countries
In a new low, Zimbabwe’s wants to make it a criminal offence for citizens to hold meetings with foreign governments without state approval.
Mnangagwa Breathing Fire, Demanding Arrest of Exiled G40 Members ‘Peddling Lies’ About Zimbabwe
President Mnangagwa is looking to have exiled members of the G40 arrested and returned to Zimbabwe to face what he calls justice.
7 Countries Urge Zimbabwe to Allow Freedom of Opinion, Stop Corruption
Canada, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, UK and USA have urged the Zimbabwean Government to stop repression and corruption.
Comedian Mocks Zimbabwe’s Government Despite Fear of Reprisal
Rising Zimbabwean political satirist has critiqued the government of Mnangagwa. This comes as the regime is cracking down on growing dissent.
Top South Africa Minister Says Crisis in Zimbabwe Needs Urgent Action
A top South African Minister says the crisis in Zimbabwe needs urgent action. Since the crisis started Zimbabwe has denied its existence.
ANC: Africans Should Resolve Zimbabwe Political Crisis
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 President Decries ‘Divisive Falsehoods’ Over Rights Abuse Claims
Zimbabwe’s government has grown more corrupt and repressive since 2017 but Mnangagwa decried ‘divisive falsehoods’ over recent rights abuse claims.
South Africa’s EFF Leader Julius Malema, Others Urge Zimbabwe Govt to Stop Human Rights Violations
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.
United Nations Says Zimbabwe Using COVID-19 to Clamp Down on Freedom of Media And Assembly
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.