Zimbabwe is experiencing an eruption of anti-government protests, which began in early July. For the first time in many years, the people of Zimbabwe have begun to voice their frustration – now, louder than ever – protesting against government repression, electoral corruption, police brutality, poor public services, high unemployment, and delay in paying civil servant salaries. The current ruling party, Zanu-PF, has consistently failed to provide responsible leadership and transparency in the way it manages the countries wealth and resources. This unprecedented change unfolding across the country has seen protestors strip iconic city road signs, burn police cars and stage a “stay-away,” bringing the capital city Harare to a halt and prompting a city-wide curfew. These photographs illustrate how frustrated Zimbabweans are with the economic, social and moral collapse of the country once known to the world as “The Bread Basket of Africa.”

Natasha Hatendi
Sep, 06, 2016

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