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We are watching you, US tells Zimbabwe

The United States has urged Zimbabwe to end arbitrary arrests and intimidation of political players as the country braces for the trial of prominent preacher Evan Mawarire for alleged treason.

By Staff Reporter

Mawarire was initially arrested last year after he led one of the most successful job boycotts in recent memory, protesting against corruption and economic problems in the country.

He was freed by a Harare magistrate before leaving for the United States, where he lived for several months. He was arrested soon after returning home in February this year.

“The United States is monitoring the trial of Pastor Evan Mawarire, and calls for an end to arbitrary arrests and intimidation for political purposes,” the US embassy said in Harare yesterday.

“We support freedom of expression and the right of peaceful assembly.

“We call on the government of Zimbabwe to respect and to protect the human rights of all persons in Zimbabwe, consistent with international human rights norms.”

Last week President Robert Mugabe called United States President Donald Trump a “giant gold Goliath” who threatens to make other countries extinct.

Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Mugabe also told Trump to “blow your trumpet” for peace.

4 Responses to We are watching you, US tells Zimbabwe

  1. Bonzo September 25, 2017 at 8:33 am #

    This government of threatening its citizens, this is how they rule, they tell you we will send you to jail, for what? for saying the economy is bad kkkkk

  2. Sagitarr September 25, 2017 at 1:33 pm #

    For someone who has run down a once-prosperous economy and has exhausted all political philosophies ending up with promoting theft as a political survival tool, one needs to be completely uninspired and bored to the core to listen to the likes of this man called RGM. Was he trying to camouflage the fact that he was fully asleep when Trump gave his speech? Is he finding it difficult to get enough sleep at home? Sleeping on the job can get one dismissed the last time I read labour statutes!

    • Ezekiel September 27, 2017 at 11:18 am #

      It’s you who wwas asleep

      • Jojo Zvenyika Siyananazvo September 28, 2017 at 3:16 pm #

        ???????? Sorry u breaking…….???

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