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Zimbabweans in the UK continue 15-yr protest against former leader, ZANU-PF party



The ousting of former long serving leader Robert Mugabe has witnessed a change of some sort in the South African country of Zimbabwe with the new government announcing “a new economic order”.

Reports say the new plan under newly inaugurated President Emmerson Mnangagwa signals a potentially significant change from the previous era of Mugabe.

Meanwhile, Zimbabweans in diaspora, especially in the UK will continue to rally against the ruling ZANU-PF after 15 years of protesting against Mugabe who stepped down as president after 37 years in power following a military takeover in November.

Members of the Zimbabwe Vigil Coalition, who have demonstrated outside the country’s embassy in London every Saturday since October 2002, say Emmerson Mnangagwa, Mugabe’s replacement, has filled his cabinet with “contaminated genocidaires from the armed forces and discredited former Mugabe freeloaders”.

The new economic plan was revealed by Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa who proposed a series of measures to attract foreign investment, along with tax concessions to local businesses.

But the new order could be hampered by the joint police-army patrols that began after a military operation was launched on November 15, targeting “criminals” associated with Mugabe, says Nelson Chamisa, a leader of the Movement for Democratic Change Alliance.

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“The continued occupation of the streets by the army scares away investors. It does not inspire confidence,” Chamisa said at a news conference in the capital Harare on Friday.


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