No wonder Zimbabweans are being blocked from the internet by the government of President Emmerson Mnangagwa! We have become very creative and envelope pushing online.
There’s a petition on change.org that is asking the international community to ban the Zimbabwean president from attending the World Economic Forum meetings in Davos from the 22nd of this month.
The petition was started by someone called Progress Mukanya 2 days ago with a target of 50 000 signatures but it is already at 42 000 at the time of publishing.
President Mnangagwa made his maiden trip to Davos last year just after the coup not coup only two months prior. He was at the height of his popularity in Zimbabwe at the time and by many accounts he was quite the charmer at Davos. It was at Davos that he started wearing his trademark scarf (I couldn’t resist).
This time around the situation looks different. The country’s economic woes seem worse and there is widespread disillusionment at home and abroad.