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Zimbabwe Opponents Set Noisy Protest Against Mugabe Government

The so-called Save Zimbabwe Campaign, which unites churches, political parties and civic organizations, has announced that starting next week it will launch a new series of protests against the government of President Robert Mugabe.

The organization is calling on Zimbabweans to engage in a peaceful but noisy five-minute protest next Wednesday, November 20, from 1:20 p.m. toi 1:25 p.m., by banging pots, hooting horns, whistling and shouting.

The group said the government has continued to violate human rights, failed to ensure a supply of essential foods and goods, and allowed rampant corruption to fester.

Organizing groups include both factions of the Movement for Democratic Change and several other opposition parties, the National Constitutional Assembly, the Christian Alliance, the Bulawayo dialogue and the media institute of Southern Africa.

NCA National Director Ernest Mudzengi told reporter Blessing Zulu of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe that Wednesday’s protest will herald a new start for Zimbabweans.

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