Civil unrest grows in Zim amid national stay-away

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A protester throws rocks next to burning tyres during a demonstration on July 6 2016, in Bulawayo Zimbabwe.

HARARE - Zimbabwe activists are scathing about SADC, the Southern African Development Community.

They say the regional body has failed the people of Zimbabwe.

Civil servants took to the streets earlier in the week over the nonpayment of salaries, bringing the country to a standstill, while experts say the import ban is negatively affecting the economy.

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Activists are calling on Zimbabwe nationals to protest outside the country’s embassies and consulates around the world.

“There is a no way that SADC will tell Mugabe to resign and Mugabe resigns, unless the people drive Mugabe out through these demonstrations,” Ngqabutho Mabhena of the Zimbabwe Communist Party said.

* For more onj this story, watch the full video report by Malungelo Booi in the gallery above.

 

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