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LIVE updates: Quotable Quotes and PICTURES from Day 5 of #ZimbabweShutDown

ZimLive: “Acting President Constantino Chiwenga forced police to release Zanu PF’s youth league leader Godwin Gomwe after he was arrested for killing two fuel price ‘protesters’ in Budiriro, multiple sources have told ZimLive.”

Godwin Gomwe (Picture by NewsDay)
Godwin Gomwe (Picture by NewsDay)

Kirsty Coventry: “I’d like to make it clear that I have not resigned as Minister. Whatever the problems,sport can and should be part of the solution and I will pour my energies into uplifting our Youth, Sports and Arts, until I can no longer be effective and make the impact we need in our country.”

Kirsty Coventry
Kirsty Coventry

Shailja Patel: “”When Mnangagwa announced the fuel hike, he was flanked by Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga and Cabinet Minister Perence Shiri. All three of them have been implicated in the Gukurahundi massacre.” ~ .”

Freeman Chari: “A lot of people have been fast-tracked through courts at night found guilty without being given access to legal representation. Already sent to Chikurubi. This is a kangaroo approach to justice. .”

Patson Dzamara: “Someone made this poignant remark, “If they can shoot and kill citizens in front of international media and observers, imagine what they are doing in the darkness of internet shutdown”. #SwitchBackOnZw.”

Kudzai: “The Zimbabwean people are becoming bolder and louder with each clash with the government. They are not used to the people being this confident , they were not prepared for it hence the panic. It may not seem like it but the Zimbabwean Revolution is happening right now.”

Edmund Kudzayi: “Two issues: 1. Receipt $262 for a full tank of petrol. Civil servants on $300 per month offered 10% salary increase. Govt is not sincere. 2. Protest violence was organised by Zanu PF thugs, as usual. Check Benson Bhobho ZRP arrest. ZCTU called for stay-away, not protests.”

Kirsty Coventry: “What has happened in Zimbabwe has saddened me immensely. I am sorry to everyone that has been affected by the recent events.

“Violence is never the answer and needs to be investigated and actions taken. We need peace so no one else suffers and we can rebuild our nation together.”

They are over 600 people in police cells
They are over 600 people in police cells

Team Pachedu: “They are over 300 people in police cells, this also includes kids as young as 14. We demand justice for all these protestors who were picked up from their homes in the middle of the night. .”

SA opposition leader Mmusi Maimane: “Currently investigating a video of a massacre that supposedly took place in Zimbabwe. The situation in seriously disturbing and if these are verified, we need The SA gov to intervene. It’s not quiet diplomacy we need action immediately to assist our brothers and sisters in Zim.”

William du Plooy: “If anyone has a way to get this info into Zim: The french internet provider, FDN, provides free dialup Internet access: dial +33 860 46 99 88 or +33 172 89 01 50 Login: toto || Password: toto You will need a dialup modem & a landline. .”

Freeman Chari: “I just called Kembo Mohadi (Vice President), he says “Ngisemasimini, angazi lutho!” ( I don’t know nothing, I am at the fields).”

Fadzayi Mahere: “Kenya: the army protects civilians against terrorists. Zimbabwe: the army are the terrorists that attack civilians. .”

Pastor and activist Evan Mawarire, right, arrives handcuffed at the magistrates courts in Harare, Zimbabwe, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights have said in a statement that Mawarire who is among the more than 600 people arrested this week has been charged with subverting a constitutional government amid a crackdown on protests against a dramatic fuel price increase.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Pastor and activist Evan Mawarire, right, arrives handcuffed at the magistrates courts in Harare, Zimbabwe, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights have said in a statement that Mawarire who is among the more than 600 people arrested this week has been charged with subverting a constitutional government amid a crackdown on protests against a dramatic fuel price increase.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Dr Pedzisai Ruhanya: “These political honchos and scumbags masquerading as a government in Zimbabwe have completely shutdown internet!”

Freeman Chari: “Can someone confirm the loudest amount of decibels that are lawful in Switzerland, we are purchasing 20 sirens & hailers that will be used at ‘s hotel in Davos. Hachivati chete! Tosangana Davos!”

Duduzile Nyirongo: “The State has not viewed the video which they used to charge This is such a joke.

Fadzayi Mahere: “Dear , Are you aware that has deployed the army to kill unarmed civilians in Zimbabwe? I don’t know what values guide your congregation at but if you have any concern for human dignity, you’ll take a moral stand. He must come home & face his crisis.”

Kuda Musasiwa: “Collective punishment. Our kids can’t “gram”. Netflix was dead. Emails only started working today. Our cloud apps died. Our fiscal POS systems down. Internet banking down. U can’t Skype mom from UK. Etc etc. North Korea tactics in a “open for business” country is a non sequitur.”

Prof Steve Hanke: “Is open for business? No! With no trust in Mnangagwa govt’s ability to pay, pilots demanded cash instead of taking credit risk. Then, Zim couldn’t even wire the money because it shut down the internet to quash the protests. This is what a failing gov’t looks like, folks.”

Patson Dzamara: “I am failing to locate a very important voice in all this. Where is the church’s voice in the midst of this evil and barbarism? Where are those “men and women of God” who lie to their gullible congregants that this a God ordained government? Where is God in all this?”

Ralph Black: “Whether is its night or day where you are, please remember the children in Zimbabwe, who have been injured by the Zim Military or para military groups or detained by the Zimbabwe Police. Say a pray for the familiy’s mourning the murder of the nations jewels – .”

Max Lion: “Fellow Zimbos, the reality is no one is coming to help us. I guess the world is changing. Each to their own it seems. Not even our neighbours are coming. Only us can save Zim. As Joshua Nkomo said, Zim will never die, the young will save it. Don’t lose hope. .”

Merrlyn Chifamba: & are 2 useless organisations which shld be disbanded.Your sole role is 2 congratulate & sanitize illegitimacy for individuals who come through electoral theft & coups, what about humanitarian issues? has been oppressed for long & you aren’t moved..”

Lloyd Msipa: “The loss of one life, is one life too many. There is no justification for taking a life for a bag of maize or a plough looted from a shop. The sanctity of life should always be upheld at all times. That is the red line. The use of force must always be proportional to dispute at hand.”

William du Plooy: “Internet Access has been completely shut down again as of this morning (18 Jan). Again, we don’t know what’s going on in , or what terror the government is unleashing. .”