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Strikes and Protests 2007- Save Zimbabwe Campaign
on the situation in Zimbabwe
All Africa Conference
of Churches (AACC)
March 15, 2007
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The AACC wishes to express
its concern over the recent events in Zimbabwe. We are particularly
concerned about the arrest and violence meted out on the Leader
of the opposition and supporters. We further note their denial to
legal representation, prompt medical attention and the death of
AACC is of the view that
this event can only worsen the internal situation in Zimbabwe and
stand in the way of meaningful dialogue and further aggravate the
country’s International isolation.
We call upon the Government
of Zimbabwe to:
- Exercise restraint
- Respect the rule of
law and human life.
- Uphold internationally
accepted standards of treatment of suspects.
We, together with the
Churches in Africa stand in solidarity with the Churches and the
people of Zimbabwe during these difficult times.
We ask the Churches in
Zimbabwe to soldier on with the Ecumenical Peace Initiative (EPIZ)
inspite of obvious setbacks that may occur in the process. We must
not loose sight that it is through these efforts to find peace and
bring all parties to dialogue that will lead to the creation of
an atmosphere of political tolerance and the creation of more democratic
space and finally finding acceptable solutions that will lead to
the alleviation of the suffering by the people of Zimbabwe.
AACC calls on all the
people of Zimbabwe to engage in discussions as initiated by the
Churches in Zimbabwe through the New Vision Document in an effort
that all parties may be engaged in meaningful dialogue on the crisis
We believe that God will
stand with his people in Zimbabwe.
Rev. Dr. Mvume
Conference of Churches
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