It’s not just a trend
The most violent element in society according to Emma Goldman is ignorance. As Africans and as a neighbouring country we have been quite ignorant of Zimbabwe’s current situation. Zimbabweans have suffered and are still suffering as a result of failed leadership and mismanagement by the country’s government. Their recent cry for help has finally reached our ears and here’s what we can do to help the nation of Zimbabwe.
How To Help
In order to be of any assistance, we need to be well informed and educated on the situation. Many Zimbabweans have hoped for the end to the political frustration during their current president’s leadership, however, citizens believe that President Emmerson Mnangagwa is following in his predecessor’s footsteps.
Protests are currently ongoing in the county, people are protesting for their basic human rights, including food and health care. Covid-19 has exposed the country’s already failing health system and has also deepened the hunger crises in the country. Despite this, inflation in the country is at an all-time high, increasing the cost of living drastically. To make matters worse unemployment has reached an estimated 90 per cent.
While fighting for their rights, Zimbabweans rights are being violated. Many protesters are being beaten and arrested for speaking out against corruption. Citizens who dare to protest are being harassed and women are being sexually and physically assaulted. There are unfortunately already 7 fatalities due to this type of police brutality. The people of Zimbabwe are fighting two wars; one against Covid-19 and another against their own leaders.
Not all of us are positions of political power, however, we make use of the power of social media to help our African brothers & sisters. Social media has played an important role in several movements such as BLM. Let’s be part of the movement today! Sign petitions and repost any information with the hashtag #ZimbabweanLivesMatter.
Petitions to sign:
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