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  • Zimbabwe: Never Again

    By Mark | June 27, 2013

    Today, the 27th June, is the fifth anniversary of the fateful presidential run off in 2008, which was marred by a brutal and corrupt campaign of violence including murder, disappearances and mass rape.

    Action for Southern Africa joined with the Trades Union Congress and Zimbabwe Vigil to say Never Again! to a repeat of the 2008 violence and to support the calls of Zimbabweans for free and fair elections.

    The protest centred around a ‘Tree of Hope’, which was covered in red paper roses, with people’s messages of hope for free and fair elections. Roses are used by the women’s movement in Zimbabwe as a symbol of peace.

    Members of Zimbabwean diaspora and ACTSA supporters were joined by members of the Britain Zimbabwe Society, transport union TSSA, teachers’ union NASUWT, Amnesty International and Beyond Violence.

    Following the protest, a group took the tree to its new home in Southwark Cathedral, where it was received by the Sub-Dean, Canon Bruce Saunders. Visitors to the Cathedral will be able to add their own messages of hope for Zimbabwe to the tree. Southwark Diocese has a longstanding link with the Anglican Church in Zimbabwe, churches across Southwark will hold a day of prayer for Zimbabwe on 28 July.


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