Apr 18, 2010

Mugabe's empty words

 "As Zimbabweans, we need to foster an environment of tolerance and treating each other with dignity and respect irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, tribe, political or religious affiliation." 
These words were part of Robert Mugabe's address as Zimbabwe celebrates 30 years of independence. While he  was delivering that speech, four members of Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) were serving their fourth day in detention. Their crime?  Protesting high electricity tariffs and poor service delivery. 61 other demonstrators were arrested by riot police, and later released but the leaders of the organisation remain in custody. 

Is this the tolerance, dignity and respect Mugabe was talking about? 


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