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Blessing Vava

This is as an attempt by the state to shut our voices. As @crisiscoalition we remain unshaken. We implore the @edmnangagwa to stop human rights violations &restore civil liberties of people, send soldiers back to the barracks, restore internet service herald.co.zw/govt-to…