Rising Zimbabwean political satirist has critiqued the government of Mnangagwa. This comes as the regime is cracking down on growing dissent.
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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.
A Zimbabwean man shot by a Chinese national over pay dispute has asked for compensation as he fears he has become crippled for life.
Killing of 2 Zimbabweans by Chinese man over pay rehashes concerns of Chinese racial prejudice and impunity in Africa enabled by corrupt African regimes.
Itai Dzamara is a Zimbabwean pro-democracy campaigner who got missing five years ago. His wife, Sheffra Dzamara, has appealed for Mnangagwa’s help.