Zim activist vows to fight 'dictatorship'

2012-03-22 13:49

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Cape Town - A Zimbabwean activist Munyaradzi Gwisai convicted of plotting public violence aimed at following demonstrations similar to the Egyptian revolution has vowed to fight "dictatorship" in that country, Radio VOP reported on Thursday.

According to the report, Gwisai, who heads the International Socialist Organisation (ISO) described Zimbabwe's judiciary as a "shame" after he and other five activists were fined $500 each on top of a suspended two-year sentence.
"The dictatorship is shaking, it is not yet fallen and therefore the struggle must continue. The struggle will continue, this is a temporary reprieve. We are going to be back in the trenches," Gwisai said after the court sentenced the six activists.

"Their real aim was to put us in [to jail us] as an example ahead of their clear objective and agenda of stealing yet another election. What we have shown them is that we cannot be stopped. Enough is enough, the struggle continues. Aluta continua."

Gwisai and the other activists were arrested in February last year after police raided a meeting in which they were watching videos of the Egyptian protests

Treason charges which were initially preferred on the group were dropped to alternative charges of inciting violence and disturbing peace in the country after the prosecution failed to present its case before the courts.


Read more on:    zimbabwe  |  southern africa  |  uprisings

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