Srdja Popovic, a Serb political activist has denied alleged involvement with the planned MDC protests which are set for August 16.
The 46-year-old Serbian political activist is credited for helping topple the tyrant, Slobodan Milosevic as well as assisting in the Arab Spring protests that toppled governments in North Africa and led to wars in Yemen and Syria.
Popovic said that he has never been to Zimbabwe, let alone Bulawayo. He sarcastically claimed that some people may have mistaken Belgrade (Serbia’s capital city) for Bulawayo as the two cities start with the letter “B”. Responding to Zimlive on Twitter, Popovic wrote:
Greetings from Belgrade, this is just a selfie from @CANVASNVS office in Belgrade to tackle latest fake news and conspiracy theories claiming my actual “presence” in #zimbabwe and supposed involvement in local politics.
Just for the record: I have never been to Zim in my lifetime, Belgrade and Bulawayo are two different geographic locations (though both start with letter “B”) and you are all welcome to have coffee here in Belgrade.
Even better, let us all call Zimbabwe Government to uphold the constitution, support human rights and stop illegal prosecution, abductions and torture of peaceful human rights defenders.
An earlier report by Zimlive asserted that seven rights campaigners arrested by police in May had attended a workshop organised by Popović’s Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS).
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