‘We’re watching you’: Zim’s Mnangagwa guns for ‘hostile’ NGOs

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‘We’re watching you’: Zim’s Mnangagwa guns for ‘hostile’ NGOs

It’s the foreign-funded organisations that are believed to be spreading false anti-Zanu-PF narratives

Lenin Ndebele

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has vowed to deregister any non-governmental organisations suspected of plotting to overthrow his government, and boasted about how the state was spying on “people of interest”.

Speaking to war veterans, women’s affairs and youth leaders of Zanu-PF in Harare this week, Mnangagwa said he was aware of “hostile propaganda by detractors both inside and outside the country”.

He added: “There are lots of registered NGOs in the country and through the home affairs and social welfare ministries we are going to look at the mandate of each NGO. The minister of home affairs and social welfare will depend on you war veterans, youths and women party chairpersons to give them a list of NGOs operating in your areas. If we discover that an NGO is operating outside its mandate, it will be deregistered,” he said...

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