ACTSA, the successor organisation to the Anti-Apartheid Movement which campaigned for independence and freedom for the people of Zimbabwe, is now calling on the Zimbabwean government and other SADC governments to implement the immediate release of election results. The delay in releasing the presidential election results has created tension and uncertainty and will undoubtedly cast serious doubt on their credibility when released. ACTSA is using the occasion of Zimbabwe Independence day to call for democracy for Zimbabwe; that the will of the Zimbabwean people be reflected in the election results, against the growing violence, intimidation and human rights abuses which continue to take place in Zimbabwe.
ACTSA is standing in solidarity with the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions which is undertaking a national stay-away from Tuesday 15 April until the full election results are released. ZCTU are also protesting against the latest hike in income tax to a staggering 60% for those left in employment.
At 2pm on Saturday 29th March, on the day of the Zimbabwean elections, folks gathered to highlight the dangers that people who have fled Zimbabwe will face, if they are forcibly returned there.
Zimbabwean Asylum Rights Demo @ Speakers Corner, Nottingham
Zimbabwe Association for information and asylum assistance
Zimbabwe Association Ltd
56-64 Leonard Street
London EC2A 4JX
020 7549 0355
Association of Zimbabwean Journalists in the UK (AZJ-UK)
CurrentTV video pod on the issue:
..... and earlier, on asylum issues:
No Borders Nottingham
Protest against Deportations to Northern Iraq (Kurdistan)
Nottingham Police Station :: Forced Deportations Continue
Occupation at Labour Party Offices for East Midlands
Anti-Deportation Protest at Nottingham Magistrates Court
No Borders Nottingham 'National Day of Action on Asylum Rights'
Nottingham demo against deportations to Congo
Situation in the Congo is worsening as deportations continue
Nottingham Congolese Community demonstrated against continued deportations
Nottingham Market Sq Demo against deportation flights to Congo
Photographer - Media: One Eye on the Road. Nottingham. UK
Member of the National Union of Journalists [No: 014345]
"It is not enough to curse the darkness.
It is also necessary to light a lamp!!"