Mugabe must go

Itai Dzamara led a few activists in picketing outside parliament, and in the Africa Unity Square Park carrying placards, on which were written 'Mugabe must go'. He also led peaceful demonstrations,
sometimes alone, in Africa Unity Square and the city centre of Harare.

http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2015-09-11-zimbabwe-where-is-itai-dzamara/#.VqJ01Bh97-k

CAMPAIGN OBJECTIVES

. To call for the resignation of President Robert Mugabe
. To highlight the lack of democracy in Zimbabwe
. To highlight the disregard of human rights in Zimbabwe
. To attract attention to the failure of the leadership of President Mugabe

HOW THE OBJECTIVES WERE ACHIEVED

. Police beat up this activist and arrested him, demonstrating the lack of freedom in Zimbabwe
. By the end of 2015 it was nearly ten months since Itai Dzamara disappeared, after he was forced into a vehicle and has not been seen since. The government of President Mugabe has not shown any concern for this missing activist.

CAMPAIGN INNOVATIONS

. Individual picketing and demonstrations.

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/campaigns/2015/09/zimbabwe-where-is-itai-dzamara/

CAMPAIGN IMPACT

. Itai Dzamara has become a rallying point of human rights activists in Zimbabwe.

CHALLENGES FACED

President Mugabe's use of state security to crush dissenting voices.

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have written to President Robert Mugabe calling on him to set up a judge-led commission of inquiry into the disappearance of Itai Dzamara.

LESSONS LEARNT

Zimbabweans, and Africans in general, have replaced the colonial masters with more repressive indigenous masters.

COUNTRY

Zimbabwe

CITY

Harare

FACEBOOK PAGE

https://www.facebook.com/itai.dzamara