Description: In March Zimbabweans went to the polls and, for the first time in their country’s post-independence history, Robert Mugabe lost the presidency while his party, ZANU-PF, lost most seats in parliament. The results, however, are being contested, and a run-off election will be held on June 27. Violence has ensued since the March elections, claiming the lives of over 50 people and forcing nearly 30,000 others to flee their homes. On the Internet activists are organizing to make sure Mugabe will not return to office.
Tools Being Used: E-cards
What Are They Doing:Anti-Mugabe activist outfit Sokwanele has launched an e-card campaign to get Zimbabweans out to vote next month. Supporters around the world can go to its website, and simply send an e-card of their choice to a potential voter to remind them that democracy and change is a real thing – even in Zimbabwe.
From Sokwanele’s website: “These ecards are designed to help keep the spirit of hope alive in Zimbabwe as we head towards the run-off election. Please use them to send positive message to Zimbabweans and to reassure them everyday that we stand in this together, and people around the world are watching over them. We are not alone.”