By Tendai Moyo
After dismally failing to garner the much needed support for the much hyped 31 July demo, the new hashtag Zimbabweanlivesmatter has hit social media by storm in a move seemingly aimed at piling pressure on government.
The July 31 demo failed to take off with some organisers allegedly fleeing front their homes for fear of being arrested. It is believed that funds meant for the demo disappeared while efforts by the donors to get answers proved fruitless.
In the latest attempt to keep the momentum seemingly going the new hashtag has been trending.
MDC's Fadzayi Mahere, G40's self exiled Prof Jonathan Moyo and Miss Red among others have taken to Twitter.
Mahere tweeted "We are tired of living lives without dignity, lives without rights, lives without food, lives without freedom. We are tired of Zimbabweans being abducted and killed like animals while the world turns a blind eye. It is time to take notice."
Miss Red wrote the "situation has reached a point where all Zimbabweans regardless of political affiliation, race, or religion need to sit down and say how can we make Zimbabwe better. Human rights must be respected COMPLETELY. #Zimbabweanlivesmatter"
Another tweeted "Zimbabweans in the diaspora and citizens of your host countries. Let’s all meet at the Zimbabwean Embassies and Consulates on Friday 7 August at 10am local time. Please wear your masks and practice Social distancing."
Oblivious to these men and women, the sanctions that they called for are the ones affecting the country. Efforts have been made by ZANU PF and Government to alleviate the lives of the people of Zimbabwe through empowerment programs that make people masters of their own destiny.
The enemy because he wants the Zimbabwean people to be perpetually in want and begging, continues to make the economy scream as one Chester Crooker once said.
It can only now take selfless people guided by the able hands of President and First Secretary of ZANU PF Cde E.D Mnangagwa to join hands with him and work towards building a middle income class by 2030.