The Save Zimbabwe Campaign, a coalition of opposition political and civic groups, announced plans Tuesday to resume a campaign prayer meetings interrupted last month by a clash with police in which one activist died. A campaign spokesman said a prayer meeting this Saturday would be held in a church to avoid bloodshed.
The meeting in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second-largest city, described as “a prayer for peace," will fall just over a month after a prayer meeting scheduled to take place in the Harare suburb of Highfield was broken up by police who fired on demonstrators.
Political and civic activist Gift Tandare was shot to death in the confrontation.
Prayer meeting organizer Reverend Ray Motsi of the Christian Alliance, an affiliated group, told reporter Jonga Kandemiiri of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe that the Save Zimbabwe Campaign will hold all its prayer meetings in churches from now on.