Mu­gabe’s sup­port­ers march against protests

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Thou­sands of sup­port­ers of Zim­babwe’s Pres­i­dent Robert Mu­gabe marched to the rul­ing ZANU-PF party’s head­quar­ters on Wed­nes­day in a show of sol­i­dar­ity fol­low­ing anti-gov­ern­ment protests this month.

On July 8, a ‘stay away’ protest move­ment led by church min­is­ter Evan Mawarire shut down most busi­nesses, gov­ern­ment of­fices, schools and hospi­tals in the big­gest act of pub­lic de­fi­ance against 92year old Mu­gabe in a decade.

Mu­gabe has said the protests were be­ing spon­sored by for­eign states and urged cit­i­zens to sup­port his gov­ern­ment.

Many of those march­ing in sup­port of Mu­gabe were mem­bers of the rul­ing ZANUPF.

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