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Mugabe authority under threat - Lesson from Egypt

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Crucifix, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. Crucifix

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    Dozens of activists were arrested in Zimbabwe on charges of subverting President Robert Mugabe's government after police raided a public meeting where the revolution in Egypt was being discussed, lawyers said Sunday.
    The incident came amid growing uncertainty over the health of the 86-year-old Mugabe, who failed to return to Harare on Sunday from Singapore where he was undergoing medical attention.

    Police on Saturday burst into the offices of a small radical labour movement and arrested outspoken socialist Munyaradzi Gwisai and 46 others.

    They had been attending a lecture in which speakers were debating the implications that the overthrow of Egyptian president Hosny Mubarak would have for Mugabe, said Kumbirai Mafunda, spokesman for Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights. At least one of the people arrested was severely beaten, he said.

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