Zimbabweans based in South Africa besieged the embassy protesting against the increasing human rights violations under the Mnangagwa administration.
This follows a campaign drawing attention to human rights abuses in Zimbabwe which has attracted international attention from celebrities and politicians alike and they have been calls to mount pressure on President Emmerson Mnanagwa’s government to desist from human rights violations and stop citizen abuse, intimidation and harassment of journalists.
The #ZimbabweanLivesMatter campaign, which originated in South Africa last week, is currently No 1 on the list of trending topics on Twitter and prominent on other social media platforms.
However, some Zimbabweans in South Africa took to the streets and gathered outside the Zimbabwean embassy in Pretoria to express their support for the #ZimbabweanLivesMatter campaign and their displeasure at the current Zimbabwean government.
EFF leader Julias Malema has called for the Zimbabwean embassy in South Africa to be shut down.
Meanwhile former Botswana President Ian Khama has also weighed in and showed his support for the #ZimbabweanLivesMatter movement.
Khama was recently pictured clothed in a t-shirt branded #ZimbabweanLivesMatter
US celebrities including the musicians Ice Cube, Lecrae and Tinashe have joined tens of thousands voicing their concern over the deteriorating human rights situation in Zimbabwe.
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