20th May 2017, 15:00; 6 selected members of ZHRO had permission from the Downing Street Police unit to present our diaspora vote petition: Unfortunately Karen Nhakaniso was taken sick the day before so could not attend. So John Burke took her place only because the Police had his details on file in the orignial application as the organiser. So Elector Zvorwadza, Mable Kayiya, Rashiwe Bayisayi, Kingstone Jambawo and Shelton Mhlanga entered the security gates.

Outside awaiting to go through the security gates

Prevously on the 18th April [as a protest regarding Zimbabwean Independence] we had been scheduled to deliver this petition, but the Prime Minister, 

Theresa May went and called a 'snap' election on that day - so we got 'bumped'.

The day itself was preceeded by our ZHRO meeting at the Royal Festival Hall, on the South Bank. We then walked, in a slight down-pour of rain, to Richmond Terrace [opposite the gates to Downing Street]. We lined up at the Downing Street Police check point at 14:50 whilst the supporting ZHRO members sang and played the drums, with particular thanks to Mary Muteyerwa and Sibongile Kadzima for the percussion.

Organised by ZHRO Marketing member Olive Rudvidzo, in conjunction with her opposite number in ROHR Midlands. Olive co-ordinated the event with Refugee Week, the Red Cross and had a radio interview with BBC Leicester lined up.

Leicester, UK, 17 June 2017. The Zimbabwe diaspora rallied in Leicester to kick off the start of UK refugee week with the #Take2Zimbabwe protest.They have held similar protests in London, Birmingham, Manchester, and back to London where they petitioned the British PM to intervene on granting diaspora vote. 

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By holding the event in Leicester, the protesters are building and expanding on these previous repertoires of demanding a second independence, this time from an indigenous leadership whose

economic mismanagement has made survival all but impossible for ordinary Zimbabweans.

The event was initiated by ZHRO Marketing team member Olive Rudvidzo and organised by Restoration of Human Rights Zimbabwe's Midlands branch.

Zimbabweans from many groups were in the centre of Birmingham to protest at massive electoral fraud by President Robert Mugabe's government. The dead vote in Zimbabwe!

The demonstration was held at New Street/High Street near the Bull Ring, Birmingham on Saturday [22nd April] under the #Take2Zimbabwe Campaign. The demonstrations are being organized by a number of UK based human rights organizations and other groups, along with ZHRO. Interestingly both #Tajamuka/Sesjikile's Hapson Ncube and Zimbabwe Yadzoka have both given their endorsement of the #Take2Zimbabwe continuing campaign.

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Manchester

Birmingham New Street and High Street: 22nd April 2017  12:00 Noon to 14:00

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