Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and DRC unite to protest corruption at Southern African Development Forum
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Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and DRC unite to protest corruption at Southern African Development Forum

Demonstrators from Zimbabwe, Zambia, Swaziland and the Democratic Republic of Congo mobilised at the weekend under a coalition called the SADC Democracy Forum and demanded the resignations of the leaders of their various nations. Protesters indicated that their current leaders behaved more like dictators then democratically elected leaders by suppressing opposition and curtailing media freedoms. Some of those attending the protest in Pretoria told of how they had to flee their home nations because, as critics of their governments, they have been subjected to violence and intimidation.


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