Mnangagwa’s regime has denied claims of human rights abuses, describing them as the work of those bent on tarnishing the country’s image. Pic: Reuters

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has asked the African Union to intervene in the political crisis in Zimbabwe.

Numsa held a picket outside the Zimbabwean Embassy in Pretoria against what it terms Zimbabwe’s authoritarian regime.

The protest comes amid concerns over Emmerson Mnangagwa’s regime.

In August that country’s Catholic Bishops Conference wrote a letter, saying the country was suffering from a multi-layered crisis, including economic collapse, deepening poverty, corruption and human rights abuses.

The government in Zimbabwe, however, denounced the letter as an evil message meant to stoke a Rwanda-type genocide.

Alex Reporter’s Cliff Shiko tracked Numsa’s protest against the Zim government.