South Africa’s Johnny Clegg said it best. During the last week or so we’ve met Zimbabwe nationals caught in the middle of political unrest – each with their own story, now seeking safety in South Africa.

They tell us stories of Mugabe, a desperate economy and the death of their friends and family.

Yesterday hundreds lined the streets beside South African nationals to call for peace in Zimbabwe. Demonstratorssang well-known national songs, held posters of the injured and marched from Nelson Mandela Bridge to Mary Fitzgerald square desperate for peace.

Revolutionary speakers and musicians spoke and sang to a crowd of people wearing red and yellow shirts calling for change well after sunset.

Candlelight and prayers remembered the lives lost so far a border away.

 

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