South African police fire rubber bullets in Zimbabwe protest

Only over 100 protesters, largely Zimbabweans living in South Africa, assembled to protest police brutality, arrests of journalists, and government corruption together with placards denouncing President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

They are known as South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and leaders of other neighboring states to take action to tackle the issues faced by Zimbabweans at a state facing economic meltdown.

Ramaphosa has stated he’d ship two envoys, former Cabinet minister Sidney Mufamadi and former parliamentary speaker Baleka Mbete to Zimbabwe to assess the circumstance.

Countless people including journalists, attorneys, and healthcare workers are detained in Zimbabwe lately as they raise their voices against government corruption and worsening economic problems.

Loid Ndiweni, a Zimbabwean who attended the demonstration, said they expected from Ramaphosa.

“It isn’t enough to allow him to send envoys there. He has to move there himself and not just talk to the authorities, he should talk to everyone like activists and the resistance,” Ndiweni explained.

Lots of protesters called on Zimbabwe’s neighboring nations to intervene.

“For elderly guys in (South Africa’s ruling African National Congress party) along with other leaders in (southern Africa) to pretend as though they do not understand what’s going on in Zimbabwe when there’s so much proof is merely a betrayal,” stated Vimbai Mupunga.