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Cathy Buckle: Brutality, bravery collide – Zim’s new patriotic surge

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A picture tells more than a thousand words, and Cathy Buckle reflects on three. All highlighting an increased form of brutality in Zimbabwe as the government defends President-For-Life Robert Mugabe.

Buckle says the protests are springing up like wild flowers after a bush fire. And government is using all methods at its disposal, also entering the 21st century as a new bill seeks to criminalise online hostile behaviour.

The power of social media has already reared its head in Tunisia, and while Zimbabwe seeks change, Africa doesn’t need a repeat. – Stuart Lowman

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