- Veteran American actor Ice Cube has taken to social media to react to the recent protests in Zimbabwe
- The star said he wants more information about what's going on in the country after a tweep asked him to spread awareness about what Zimbabweans are going through
- The hashtag #ZimbabweanLivesMatter has been trending for the past few days on Twitter
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US actor Ice Cube has reacted to the news about the ongoing protests in Zimbabwe following recent political tensions in the country.
The Friday star wants more details of what is really happening in Zim. This is after a Zimbabwean tweep, @antony_bbe, tweeted Ice Cube asking him and other celebs to help Zimbabweans raise awareness about the alleged abduction and torturing of people protesting against looting and corruption by government.
"Please send me more information on what's going on," Ice Cube responded.
Another US star with Zimbabwean roots, singer Tinashe, tweeted:
"Praying for my family and all of Zimbabwe."
Zimbabwean tweeps have been using the hashtag #ZimbabweanLivesMatter to voice their anger about their rights being violated, allegedly by their own government.
EWN reported that the protests, which have the backing of the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance, were called to show anger at government corruption but a number of the organisers were in hiding.
The ruling ZANU-PF party labelled the MDC Alliance a terrorist group while President Emmerson Mnangagwa claimed that the organisers wanted to overthrow his government, according to the publication.
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Still on Zimbabwean news, Briefly.co.za reported that South African rapper AKA has taken to social media to show his support to Zimbabweans who are going through the most following the recent violent protests in their country.
The rapper urged his fans to spread awareness about what Zimbabweans are reportedly subjected to in their country on a daily basis.
"Let’s spread awareness about what’s going on in Zimbabwe ... because ultimately the people need all the help they can get," the Fela In Versace rapper tweeted.
AKA then sent love to his fans living in Zim. He said:
"Sending love to the MEGACY in Zimbabwe... I hope y’all good."
Another SA celeb who has showed his support to Zimbabweans is musician Zakes Bantwini. He tweeted:
"With so much against us already as black Africans all we got is each other, let's not be against one another. #ZimbabweanLivesMatter."
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