#ZimbabweanLivesMatter – Corruption, Collapsing Health Care, Arrests

#ZimbabweanLivesMatter calls for help. Zimbabwe is a nation in paralysis. Notably, citizens asking for change get beaten and arrested. July 31st, 2020 goes down in history as an example of old fashioned Soviet-style governance. Clearly, asking for respect from ZANU-PF, seems a right unavailable to Zimbabweans.

Zimbabwe dies through ZANU-PF stranglehold

Zimbabweans held up signs on Friday requesting that President Mnangagwa’s ruling party address key human rights. Barred from entering the city centres, many held placards and stood outside their homes peacefully. Incredibly, Tsitsi Dangaremba, a Booker Prize nominee is one of many arrested. Additionally, Hopewell Chin’ono, a respected journalist ended up jailed over a week ago. Apparently, his arrest came after calling for a protest. He and the leader of a new party, Transform Zimbabwe, remain in jail. Subsequently, the courts continue denying them bail.

Rampant corruption has brought the country to its knees

Zimbabweans say they have no basic human rights. Apparently, these include no running water or access to decent health services. Nurses went on strike for a basic wage. As a result of corruption, Doctors cannot run the hospitals. Sadly, there’s no medicine or equipment.

Sanctions on Zimbabwe’s corrupt leaders in their personal capacity seemingly achieved very little. As a result, leaders use sanctions to excuse every problem in the country. Thus, Zimbabwe becomes a nation whose leaders who believe their own lies, critics think. Meanwhile, only silence issues from the African Union and South Africa. #ZimbabweanLivesMatter calls for a response. Why do only American Black Lives Matter?

Zimbabwe brings a picture of a people in chains and a nation at war with its own people.

When will other African leaders finally say something about it? Sound off your thoughts in the comments below.

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