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Zimbabwe Activists Alliance Vows to Stage Valentine's Day Protests

  • Marvellous Mhlanga-Nyahuye

The Zimbabwe Activists Alliance says it will go ahead with its proposed Valentine’s Day march Saturday despite attending a Joint Operation Command (JOC) meeting Thursday that left its members disillusioned.

Zimbabwe Activists Alliance coordinator Tendai Lynnette Mudehwe says they informed the police Internal Security Intelligence Department of their intended march on Tuesday but were surprised to get an invitation instead to attend the JOC meeting.

JOC comprises top members of the police, army, Central Intelligence Organization and the Zimbabwe Prison Services.

The march will run under the theme “I love my Zimbabwe."

Mudehwe says they have decided to use this day of love to signal their patriotism and love for the country, currently facing serious social, economic and political problems.

"We will proceed with the march as it is permitted under the new constitution as we notified the police Tuesday despite the stand-off with JOC who ejected us out of the meeting after we couldn't agree on some of the things we were discussing and there was also no agenda," said Mudehwe.