Thursday, 4 August 2016

BORDER PROTESTS LOOM

Zimbabweans living outside the country working in conjunction with Pastor Evan Mawarire’s #thisflag and Tajamuka-Sesijikile Campaign are planning to shut down all border posts borders starting on August 8th to protest against the government’s move to block the importation of some basic commodities under Statutory Instrument 64 of 2016.

One of the coordinators of the protest Joseph Chanakira of the Citizens of Zimbabwe Movement based in South Africa, said they will stage the protests in South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Mozambique and Tanzania until Zimbabwe reverses the importation ban, which the government says only affects the bulk importation of some basic commodities.

There was no immediate reaction on this move from state officials in some of these nations and Zimbabwe.

Chanakira told Studio 7 that they have asked kombi and cross border bus operators, business people, civic society organisations and others to back the protests.

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