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Quotable Quotes and PICTURES from #shutdownZimbabwe

David Coltart: “In the midst of it is critical that all democrats recommit to the non violent methods of Martin Luther King. Ultimately peaceful, non violent, clever protests are far more effective in producing positive change for the better. .”

Doug Coltart: "There is a thug in civilian clothes roaming around with an AK47 (reportedly Bulawayo Road near Kuwadzana). Unclear whether he is really a civilian or military/police in plain clothes, but what is certain is that there is absolutely NO place for this in Zimbabwe. #shutdownZimbabwe"
Doug Coltart: “There is a thug in civilian clothes roaming around with an AK47 (reportedly Bulawayo Road near Kuwadzana). Unclear whether he is really a civilian or military/police in plain clothes, but what is certain is that there is absolutely NO place for this in Zimbabwe. #shutdownZimbabwe”

Doug Coltart: “There is a thug in civilian clothes roaming around with an AK47 (reportedly Bulawayo Road near Kuwadzana). Unclear whether he is really a civilian or military/police in plain clothes, but what is certain is that there is absolutely NO place for this in Zimbabwe.

Tendai Biti: “By announcing irrational fuel prices the gvt should be held to account for incitement &creating a security situation The povo is & There is massive unrest across the countryThe crises is beyond this regime &only can resolve same.

Nqaba Matshazi: “A colleague just sent this “Gunfire intensifying in my hood in Chitungwiza around Unit F, C, A, Makoni… Automatic gunfire and people screaming and shouting right now.”

Protestors gather on the streets during demonstrations over the hike in fuel prices in Harare, Zimbabwe, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Protesters have blocked roads in some parts in Zimbabwe's capital after the government more than doubled the price of gasoline. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Protestors gather on the streets during demonstrations over the hike in fuel prices in Harare, Zimbabwe, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Protesters have blocked roads in some parts in Zimbabwe’s capital after the government more than doubled the price of gasoline. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Lloyd Msipa: “E.D had a lot of good Will post November.The people were on his side. Something happened along the way. The good Will has vanished.

“There is need for engagement of all stakeholders to map way forward. A young jobless & restive population can’t be pacified by piecemeal reforms.”

Doug Coltart: “Fellow citizens, let us remain NONVIOLENT. We are angry, yes. But we must channel that anger towards what is EFECTIVE. Violent protest is NOT effective & plays to their strengths. But if we remain nonviolent & participate in NUMBERS, we play to our strengths. .”

William du Plooy: “Although I understand that businesses are trying to survive & a shutdown hurts business, it’s also unfair for employers to expect employees to come to work during these shutdowns. Your employees are trying to unite & improve the situation so that your business can continue.”

Riot police are seen on a street during a demonstration over the hike in fuel prices in Harare, Zimbabwe, Monday, an. 14, 2019. Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has more than doubled the price of gasoline, hoping the increase will end severe shortages that are fueling public anger even as he departs on a foreign trip to Russia and other countries in search of investment. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Riot police are seen on a street during a demonstration over the hike in fuel prices in Harare, Zimbabwe, Monday, an. 14, 2019. Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has more than doubled the price of gasoline, hoping the increase will end severe shortages that are fueling public anger even as he departs on a foreign trip to Russia and other countries in search of investment. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

David Coltart: “Mnangagwa flies off to Moscow whilst chaos rages at home in . Both Macron and Trump are not going to because of domestic troubles which pale into insignificance compared to Zimbabwe’s woes. This is a serious mistake and abrogation of leadership.”

Cailah Tatenda: “What we are seeing today are the Results , the Fruit ,the Symptoms, the full manifestation of Failure! What we are seeing today is a clear picture of a failed Government ! The root cause of all this is our Leadership ! A spade is called a Spade  Period !”

Zenzele Ndebele: “A riot police officer just pointed a gun at me while I was filming in Nkulumane.”

Brezh Malaba: “Dr Nkosana Moyo says the govt is using higher fuel prices to burden the public with more taxes. A litre of petrol now costs $3,11. Of that, $2,11 constitutes govt taxes, equivalent to 68% of the fuel price. On the diesel side, the tax component is 75% of price. .”

Brezh Malaba: “I’ve just seen two military helicopters flying very low over Highfield & Glen Norah in Harare. Tensions are rising, on the first day of a 3-day nationwide shutdown organised by labour unions & pro-democracy groups, amid reports of sporadic violence. .”

Fadzayi Mahere: “What a massive plane for a nation undergoing austerity. Is this how we “take the pain”, ? Is there no cheaper option ? Do you sincerely believe now is a good time to be globetrotting in luxury? Do you care about the masses struggling back home?”

Fadzayi Mahere: “The Constitution is Supreme. The Constitution guarantees the right to demonstrate peacefully – s59, the right to challenge the Govt – s67 and the right to free speech – s61. The police, not the army, are responsible for law enforcement – s219. The right to life is sacred – s48.”

Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe: “ARTUZ has received sad news that some teachers were attacked at their work places across the country. The safety of the learners and teachers is critical at this juncture, parents to keep their kids at home for the safety of the learner. Teachers should also take heed .”

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