Friday, May 3, 2019

Nyau dancers lured into joining anti-sanctions demos at US embassy

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Anti-sanctions protesters at the United States embassy in Harare have roped in the services of Nyau dancers as they approach 35 days at the $292 million facility in Harare calling for the removal of the restrictive measures.
The United States officially opened its facility on Wednesday at a function attended by acting Foreign Affairs minister, Cain Mathema, MDC-Alliance vice chairman, Tendai Biti, former Harare Mayor, Bernard Manyenyeni, current Mayor, Herbert Gomba among others.
While United States Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Brian Nichols, was officially opening the facility, a handful of placard waving protesters and the Nyau dancers were protesting outside the venue, demanding an immediate removal of the sanctions.
The protesters have reached more than a month at the entrance of the embassy as part of their protest.
Also known as Gule (Zvigure) Nyau dancers are associated with myth, mysticism and mystery.
Meanwhile, in his speech during the official opening of the facility, Ambassador Nichols said the US was committed to working together with the Zimbabwean government and noted some efforts by the administration to reform.
He also called for dialogue as the solution to the crisis bedevilling the country.