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Zimbabweans in Diaspora to Continue Protests in Different Nations

  • Marvellous Mhlanga-Nyahuye

Francisca Mandeya

Francisca Mandeya

Some Zimbabweans based in Canada are organising a protest in solidarity with campaigns at home under #This Flag, Tajamuka-Sisijikile campaign and other citizen movements, who are demanding the immediate address of problems affecting the country.

Francisca Mandeya, a Zimbabwean based in that country, says she has sought signatures for a petition to be handed over to the United Nations, demanding its help in resolving social, economic and political problems in Zimbabwe.

Francisca Mandeya

Francisca Mandeya

​Mandeya says she has already obtained 15,000 signatures requesting United Nations secretary general Ban Ki Moon to protect protesters that have been on the receiving end following a police clampdown.

At the same time, Zimbabweans living in New York are expected to demonstrate outside the Zimbabwe Embassy on Thursday to show their solidarity to protesters back home.

More protests are expected in Washington DC at the Zimbabwe Embassy this monthend.

Mandeya says she has also ventured into singing as a way of dealing with the frustrations of the deteriorating situation at home.

"My signing came from my frustration with the situation back home. The collapsed health sector, collapsed service delivery system, lack of jobs, corruption, lack of cash in the banks and other traumatic situation," said Mandeya.