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Namibian Human Rights Activists Gear Up To Protest Mugabe Visit

A Namibian human rights group plans to turn up the heat on Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe when he arrives in Windhoek on Wednesday for a state visit.

The National Society for Human Rights says it wants to show that some Africans do not support Harare's policies. The trip is Mr. Mugabe’s first to Namibia since President Hifikephunye Pohamba succeeded former President Sam Nujoma two years ago.

There is speculation that President Mugabe is looking to Namibia, whose government praises his radical approach to land reform, as a potential retirement retreat.

Reporter Ndimyake Mwakalyelye of VOA's Studio 7 For Zimbabwe spoke with National Society for Human Rights Executive Director Phil Ya Nangoloh, who said his members want Mr. Mugabe to know he is not welcome by some the country.

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