#PMLive: BISHOP ENDS PROTEST OVER MUGABE’S REIGN

#PMLive: BISHOP ENDS PROTEST OVER MUGABE’S REIGN

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The Archbishop of York has put on a dog collar for the first time in almost 10 years, ending his symbolic protest over Robert Mugabe’s leadership of Zimbabwe.
In December 2007, Dr John Sentamu cut up his dog collar live on BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show, promising not to wear one until Mugabe left office.

On Sunday, he returned to the Marr Show and reinstated his collar as promised.
Mugabe left office dramatically on Tuesday after 37 years of authoritarian rule.
Dr Sentamu said: “Normally he would tie the top button and put on the collar, but for nearly 10 years he was not able to.
It has meant every morning I think of the people of Zimbabwe.”
He said Mugabe may have gone, but the new President Emmerson Mnangagwa – who was sworn in on Friday – was “still implicated in a lot of things”.
Although Mnangagwa has unseated Zimbabwe’s long-time ruler, he is still associated by many with some of the worst atrocities committed under the ruling Zanu-PF party since the country gained independence in 1980.