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Posted by The Radical Mindset! at Wednesday, January 31, 2007
My problem is with employing "tabloid tactics" to bring down Gandanga fanika
Mugabe. Now all we see are these so called "analytical" stories that carry
too many inconsistencies, misconceptions and even lies. Its a joke to write
about Zimbabwe to a Zimbabwean audience and put it wrong. It destroys the
whole credibility about the article. This is why we have a serious gap
between Africa and the west when it comes to Mugabe/Zimbabwe because such a
story lacking in factual truth can fly abroad but not in Africa and SA. I
mean tabloids tactics just embarass you, but I would like to see how a
gandanga is being embarassed by most of these stories. Maybe Madonna will
give up the baby, but even she goes on with her life.
It seems we seem to forget the basics of who we are and how we live when it
comes to our own country. Perhaps its because we live in foreign countries,
perhaps its because siding with western powers and media is the way to go,
but what really does it do to Mugabe save for the fact that such stories add
more coffers and time to organizations working in Zim?
When people talk of hunger at home, they do not talk of maize from white
farms. Our population is mainly rural with more than 70% living in rural
areas. The other 15-20% in town actually rely on subsistence farming for
food so what really affects these people is drought not land redistribution.
I mean we have had 2 serious droughts before with white farmers in place so
"The suggestion that drought was and is the cause of crop failures has been
proved to be a false story put about by Mugabe in order to account for
famine in Zimbabwe. Craig Richardson (Associate Professor of Economics at
Salem College in the United States) in a comprehensive independent report
tabled at the United Nations, proves conclusively that the only 'drought' in
recent times was in 2001-2002."
The problem in Zimbabwe is leadership. We do not have concensus in what we
want and how we want it. How to move and who we are as a people. We want
land reform only in theory not practice. We want democracy in theory and
only if democracy means removing Mugabe.
A lot of you Zim guys in SA even think that white people is the answer
because you have not been exposed to the notion of doing it for yourself.
Most of you attacked Arthur until you beat him into a pulp only for Biti and
company to start having HOTEL rallies with Robertson and Robinson. Only for
Biti and company to start calling for companies like Barclays to pull out!
And we still Mugabe rigs the elections? Who in their right frame of minds
would tolerate such nonsense?
In as much as I think its good to solicit for funding, we need to do so with
firm understanding, belief and strong will of who we are and what we want as
people. Tiri kufarira n'anga neinokwira mai!
Posted by The Radical Mindset! at Tuesday, January 30, 2007
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Posted by The Radical Mindset! at Monday, January 29, 2007
Posted by The Radical Mindset! at Thursday, January 25, 2007
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|Soyinka: Mugabe is a let-down|
|19 January 2007 08:45|
Posted by The Radical Mindset! at Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Tsvangirai launches fierce attack on SADC
By Our Correspondent
HARARE, January 23, 2007 -Morgan Tsvangirai, the president of the Movement
for Democratic Change (MDC), has launched a scathing attack on African
nationalists and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) for
inaction on the Zimbabwe crisis and for sacrificing ideals of liberation
struggles for the sake of camaraderie
In a hard-hitting speech, Tsvangirai said African nationalists believed they
could not be challenged while SADC as a regional grouping had let down the
people of Zimbabwe.
He was presenting a paper titled Challenges of the Century: A call for
collective leadership on the Zimbabwean question
Tsvangirai said: "Our heritage, our history has tended to be abused by a
certain nationalistic clique that spearheaded and directed our liberation
struggles. To them, the status quo must be protected despite glaring
inadequacies in our societies and a changing world."
"This clique considers itself unchallenged in directing our societies at the
expense of political, social and economic advancement. Our nationalists in a
number of African countries have sacrificed ideals of the liberation
struggle, delayed national integration programmes and distorted the
sovereign expression of millions of Africa."
He, however, said the SADC region had a regional framework recognising
historical unity. "But critical advances have been hampered by misplaced
solidarity among those in our political leadership at the expense of the
generality of the people."
Tsvangirai said millions of Zimbabweans were languishing in exile, putting
pressure on social and economic systems among Zimbabwe neighbours.
"Despite this anomaly, a united SADC voice on the current political and
economic meltdown in Zimbabwe has been, at best fragmented and muffled, and
at worst, lacking in force and substance," he said.
"The solution to the crisis of governance remains elusive. We allow
political morticians to perfume a corpse in an advanced state of
decomposition with the hope that a miracle shall happen. It is fair to say,
SADC has let the people of Zimbabwe down, given the sacrifices the same
people made to the liberation of the sub-continent.
"We ignore the plight of a desperate nation under siege from a rapacious
clique in the name of non-interference in the internal affairs of a
neighbour and under the guise of protecting a liberation icon, a founding
father of the nation, a national symbol or just a friend."
Tsvangirai said a few years ago Mozambicans were displaced and could be
found in almost all the SADC countries. It took outsiders to bring the
warring parties together while the region watched from a distance.
He said Zimbabwe suffered from a system failure, caused by a ruling clique
that had decided to ignore national and international advice, and failed to
accept adaptive change after years of poor governance practices and an open
Tsvangirai said efforts to effect corrective measures had attracted brutal
responses, leading to the flight of capital, investment and a national
feeling of despondency.
Elsewhere, he said, regional groupings had put in place monitoring
mechanisms to ensure and extend basic freedoms for their peoples as well as
introducing power to sanction and censure their members in the event of any
Such regional block guarded against corruption, political behaviour that
fuelled inflation and economic decay and oppression.
"A regional standard in politics, economics and acceptable behaviour is
necessary to enable our neighbours to sound an early warning system should
the first signs of instability begin to emerge," Tsvangirai said.
"A regional standard offers a single voice, a single position whenever each
one of us faces a serious threat, a natural disaster or a political
miscalculation and misdemeanour."
Tsvangirai said icons of the liberation struggle, the founding fathers of
nations and the national symbols of tradition and heritage, had a coveted
place in the history of the region. They made an invaluable contribution
that no generation could afford to ignore or to forget, he said.
"But, they must let go," he said. "They must give allowances for our
societies to elect governments of their choice; they must give the people
opportunities to take part in their own political and economic activities
and to associate freely among themselves."
"The current effort in SADC shall remain a technical move unless we hit the
nail on the head: politics drives most activity. SADC's vision of attaining
a supra-national union where the respective governments completely
subordinate their sovereignty over policies to a supra-national authority,
and which may ultimately lead to the alignment of the countries involved
into a single community depends on the speed with which we move to protect
our people from incipient backwardness and political retardation.
"You can't live in peace as long as your neighbourhood, rightly or
debatably, is seen to harbour some rough elements. Let us clear our
neighbourhood, more so as we prepare to host the World Cup. International
attention shall be on southern Africa in the next four years. Unless we put
our heads together and sort out the Zimbabwean confusion; we shall be asking
our guests to ignore the dangers of a rough neighbourhood at their own
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Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Message from the "Concerned
I personally think that there too many organisations all with the same
cause. For example you get the Concerns Citizens Abroad. What really are you
guys doing about the situation at home besides using the crisis back home to
enrich yourselves. Even organisations that meant to be assisting people who
need assistance in SOuth Africa are using their orgaisations to get as many
women as possible. I think merely discussing these issues will not yield any
results. People we have to find a way forward and come up with resolutions
that will free all.
Posted by Anonymous to ZIMFINALPUSH!
<http://zimfinalpush.blogspot.com/index.html> at 2:39 PM, January 22, 2007
Radical Soldier's Comment:
The problem is bigger than that!
The people are without a shepherd!
Too many voices and the people are doing "mazvake-mazvake" (each doing his
With no over-all progress!
Rev M S Hove....The Radical Mindset.
Cell: 0791463039 RSA....firstname.lastname@example.org
CRY THE BELOVED NATION!
Stinking is thine name........!
Thy kingdom is very evil and must never be repeated in any country!
Thy will hath destroyed the beloved country of Zim!
Give us this day thy resignation letter!
Forgive us for hating thee!
As we will never forgive thee for destroying thine opponents!
For thine is the Dictatorship, the Tyranny and the Assassinations!
For ever and ever....until the People rise up!
Please kindly visit www.zimgossiper.blogspot.com for the said article
M S Hove.
Please kindly go to www.dearmrtonyblair.blogspot.com
for the article ex
I think its very stupid that someone thinks we Zimbos don't know what we
want without "Foreigners" interferring!
M S Hove.
Please kindly visit www.dearmrrobertmugabe.blogspot.com for the said article
Mr Mutumwa Mawere
M S Hove....The Radical Mindset!
Cell: 0791463039 RSA.
Please kindly note that I'm receiving so much to post on my blog-sites.
I have now the "base web-site" where I will give the "INDEX" of what
appears on the various blogs.
Its now at www.revmshove.wikispaces.com .
That's the "One-Stop-Shop" where you will get the updates.
Yours in the struggle for a New Zimbabwe. Rev M S Hove....The Radical
Cell: 0791463039 RSA.
Posted by The Radical Mindset! at Thursday, January 18, 2007
Mugabe is planning another clean -up. This is very unfortunate but I believe
will send a strong messege to the United Nations for its failure to make a
follow up of Anna Tibaijuka's damning report.
Why is nobody doing nothing to stop the madaness that has gripped our
country? On Monday, the chairman of SADC was in Britain and was confronted
by the courageous Free Zim Youths on the plans he had on countries like
Zimbabwe. The reply was wishie washie.He just chewed his words and by the
end of his replying statement, he had actually said nothing.
Who then shall save our nation? Demonstrations are met with live bullets,
beatings and torture. I believe it is time we admit that we have failed to
remove Mugabe democratically. So what now?
We need to stop another tsunami sweeping over our country. In the previous
so called clean-up, children were killed, people got hurt, families broke
up, many were forced into exile and some had to move into the rural areas to
do nothing except retire at tenage stages. As untrained youths, what would
one expect then to do in tyhe rural areas.
We in the diaspora have to act now and thwart any moves by Mugabe to destroy
peple's homes again. I want to believe President Thabo Mbeki could act as
the pivot to thwart the moves by the tyrant to get more people out of the
As CONCERNED ZIMBABWEANS ABROAD, we have already delivered a letter to the
president of S.Africa citing our concerns over the move by the Zimbabwean
governement to destroy more homes and the livelihoods of the poor.
It is very unfortunate that no neighbouring country is prepared to help us
equip ourselves militarily. Not even any other country in Africa. We believe
this is the only option left, if we do not have to wait till he is on the
hearse to the Heroes Acre.
Where many are going wrong is that they think that Mugabe holds all power.
It is a wrong assumption to make. The people hold the power and it is they
who have allowed Mugabe to do what he has done. Many of the people have
actively assisted in destroying the country. For a start, many actively
assisted Mugabe destroy Zimbabwe's food security and supoporting
infrastructure. In this way, they handed their power to Mugabe. Now the
people have to beg Mugabe to provide food to feed their children. It is
inconceiveable to imagine that a nation would not only allow, but its
citizens would actively partake in destroying a country's entire future. We
have brought this upon ourselves. If only we could take the time to look at
ourselves in the mirror and acknowledged this one fact, then maybe we will
finally take full responsibility upon our shoulders and, as individuals, do
something about it. Unfortunately, we are nowhere near the point of
recognising our collective irresponsibility.
There are many things that can be done to speed up change towards a
prosperous and happy Zimbabwe. Of that, we have no doubt. Our future is in
our hands. The problem right now is that we have become totemless and behave
like servants, not citizens.
Jay Jay Sibanda
CONCERNED ZIMBABWEANS ABROAD ( 072 363 0700 )
Posted by The Radical Mindset! at Wednesday, January 17, 2007
The most Zanu like idea and non democratic idea there is!
How do you call yourselves democratic yet embarking on a non democratic
promotional campaign? Anyone who is calling themselves academic or
politician seem to not understand what democracy stands for. What is this
idea about removing choice?
I know and understand what the current administration under Mugabe has not
performed as well as expected and corruption and all that is destructive to
the nation has taken place. We still should not be obsessed by Robert
Mugabe. The focus on the president has taken energy and the ability to be
innovative and creative (which was lacking already). It is not necessarily
the inability for a president to run the country that takes a nation to what
Zimbabwe is and going. It is the millions of Zimbabweans in the diaspora.
Running from their responsibilities. As thinkers and innovators, businessman
and civic organizations should have been creating an environment that is not
conducive to corruption and perpetuation of incompetence.
A coalition is the road to a one party state. Mutambara and Tsvangirai
should remain separate one or two more parties should join the field and
citizens should be educated to vote their conscience and not what someone
else think is the way to go. Mugabe can rule till he dies if Zimbabwean vote
for him. And they should be allowed to vote for him if that is what they
prefer. It is the members of paliament that matter. As long as the president
does not have a majority and the constitution is followed and is for the
people, one should not obsess on Mugabe. If there are crimes committed with
a majority that is not Zanu then Justice should and will take its course.
It however appears to me that until the nation reeds itself of these Zanu
like propensities we are destined to be like Kenya and the rest of the
African States. Change from one dictator to another. As it is we all know
that Tsvangirai and his predecessor from the other group are dictators in
Businesses need to create jobs, legislators and civic organizations need to
teach job skills and help start small businesses.
Civic organizations in Zimbabwe are little businesses that founders use to
finance their businesses and feed their families rather than do what they
have put themselves to be representing.
As much as mugabe is to blame for the state of the nation, it is time to get
over him already and quit the obsession. We have a judicial system. It may
not be were we want it to be but we have one. Gukura hundi for instance --
We can start prosecuting and filing civil suits and ask the international
courts to start indicting the lowest ranking soldiers that we all know for a
fact that they carried out the atrocities and follow the chain of command
from there. A lot of these will not want to go down on their own so they
will rat on the others and we follow the trail to Mugabe or at least someone
higher up the chain. We can do this with everything - the media, city
council, labor etc.
Lets do something that works and quit the finger pointing and obsessing on
Mugabe. He may die in power and no one will know what to obsess on when he
is gone. Leading to another state of paralysis.
4:16 AM, January 17, 2007
Zimpolitics can be found on www.zimpolitics.blogspot.com .
Posted by The Radical Mindset! at Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Compiled by the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace in Zimbabwe, March 1997
|REPORT ON THE 80S ATROCITIES IN MATABELELAND AND THE MIDLANDS|
THE DAMNING EVIDENCE THEY DIDN'T WANT YOU TO SEE
Please kindly note the whole Report is now available on
All the material has been got from www.newzimbabwe.com
and is fully ackowledged.
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Posted by The Radical Mindset! at Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Either Trevor and Benjani are foreigners, or both Zimbabwean!
By Daniel Fortune Molokele
Last updated: 01/08/2007 18:07:51
THE news that the Robert Mugabe led regime in Zimbabwe has decided to
rescind Trevor Ncube's passport has been received by many concerned
Zimbabweans both at home and abroad with a profound sense chagrin and
Honestly, just when many thought the regime had reached its worst limits, it
buries itself deeper in buffoonery.
Is it not rather sad and tragic that while many Zimbabweans are busy
struggling to get over the disappointment of yet another bleak festive
season, their so-called elected government is in the meantime busy
conspiring against one of the nation's self made successes?
January is one of the worst months for most of the families in the country
who also have to contend with annual side-effects of the much dreaded
This is a reference to the socio-economic challenges that arise out of the
requisite payment of school fees and uniforms and other paraphernalia that
are concomitant with the process of educating one's children.
What is evident is that whilst the majority of the people are actively
engaged in a desperate battle for socio-economic survival, the ruling party
is also busy fighting for its own political survival. It is now common cause
to all discerning Zimbabweans that the much vaunted annual conference for
the party that was held in Goromonzi last month was never about coming up
with viable and sustainable solutions aimed at resolving the perennial
crisis in Zimbabwe.
As it turned out, the conference ended up being a simple platform to expose
Zanu-PF as a house smouldering under the internecine fires of factionalism.
The party is now so hopelessly divided over the succession debate, so much
that the only common ground that is uniting it is the fear of life after
they lose their grip on power. Evidently, what is now uniting the party is a
common desire to postpone their imminent doom as a dominant political force
No one in their right sense of mind can doubt that the party no longer has
the political will and vision to salvage anything that is left of the
African jewel that the country once was. The party has long lost its mass
appeal and has now been forced to rely almost entirely on a strategy of mass
intimidation of the long suffering people of Zimbabwe. Honestly it is now a
well established scientific fact that fear has become synonymous with the
dominant political psyche among the Zimbabwean majorities. Empirical
research from such studies as the Afro-Barometer Report has already
confirmed that political reality.
It therefore appears that the party has now resolved to continue its process
of muzzling public debate on its political failings by shutting down what is
perhaps the only remaining bastion of media freedom in the country. The
Independent Newspapers Group, of which Ncube is the head, is recognised as
the sole alternative media platform in a country that is much dominated by
the government controlled media stables such as the Zimbabwe Broadcasting
Holdings and Zimpapers.
Since the government closure of the popular Daily News in September 2003,
the only reliable source of critical media in the country has primarily been
the group's two weekly publications. That is, the Independent (Fridays) and
the Standard on Sundays. It is also common cause that the group has also
attempted to start its own daily newspaper. However, as one would
anticipate, the government controlled Media and information Commission has
up to now deliberately frustrated the group's efforts.
Be that as it may, it is one thing for the government to deny Ncube that
business opportunity of establishing a daily publication or let alone to
shut down his two weeklies for whatever reason. But to go as far as claiming
that he is a foreigner is totally absurd to say the least. A Zambian for
that matter! Zanu-PF should stop embarrassing us and come up with a much
more subtle way to get rid of Trevor Ncube! Surely a party with a lot of
leaders who claim to have earned their PhDs can do much better than this
hopeless sham of an excuse!
How on earth anyone within the party leadership failed to realise that the
current Captain of the Zimbabwe national soccer team has parents of Malawian
origin still beats me! Surely Trevor has a stronger case than Benjani who
was once courted by the Malawians to play for their national soccer team.
Honestly, Zanu-PF cannot have its cake and eat it. Either Trevor or Benjani
are foreigners or they are both Zimbabweans. Period.
My take on that is that the average Zimbabwe does not have the time and
energy to bother about this debate altogether. These two are entitled to
their Zimbabwean nationality by the mere fact of nature. Their nationality
is not a mere legal debate but a biological reality that no one in their
right sense of mind can ever dare to challenge.
Surely one does not need to pass five 'O' Level subjects to see that this
whole idea of Trevor Ncube being blended as a foreigner is utter hogwash and
hot air. It is obviously a case of a jackal telling its cute cub that it
looks like a goat before pouncing on it as a desperate act of maternal
The fact is that Trevor Ncube is a Zimbabwean. Period. Ever since he was
born in Bulawayo and right through his childhood up to his University of
Zimbabwe days where he was elected the SRC Vice President at one stage;
Ncube has always been considered a Zimbabwean. He does not need a High Court
order to confirm his national identity. Neither does he need a Politburo
meeting to resolve that simple fact.
It is obviously an overwhelming sign of a serious problem of paralysis of
analysis that has surely crippled the party. Surely, Zanu-PF should have
come up with a better ruse to 'deal' with the perceived threats of Trevor
Ncube to their political survival.
Indeed, if this latest act of legal chicanery is anything to go by, then the
party is much more intellectually bankrupt than we have all assumed up to
now. It is now evident that the Reserve Bank with all its desperately
confused monetary policies and worthless bearer cheques is actually less
hopeless than Zanu-PF.
No wonder why the country is now on its knees today. The problem could
actually be more about the intellectual stagnation and sterility on the part
of the party's now senile leaders.
Daniel Molokele is a Zimbabwean Human Rights Lawyer who is based in
He can be contacted at email@example.com
I've been recorded by SWRADIOAFRICA for "CALLBACK" and it will be aired on
Saturday Evening at about 19.10 Zim time.
If you miss it, click on www.swradioafrica.com and go "Archives".
There go to "Sat 14th January, 2007" and click on "Callback."
Their "archives" is kept for 14 days so you can get it even up to the 27th
But, of course, listen to the said Station every evening.
God bless us all!
The Radical Mindset.
From: CHANDA MATEMAI [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Its nice that some people out there see things without blindfolds.
Only a man with stature can unsit undoubtedly a true Hero of Zim, Africa and
the world over, Comrade, Commandant (Cubans say), RG Mugabe.Its only that
too many enemies are ganging around him.Tsvangirai stands no chance at all,
all the dead in Zim will turn in their graves.
Mugabe has set the Standard and quality of a leader that ZIM should have and
deserves.Kwete vanaTsvangison, ngavaende vanofudza mombe, or to join
maDiasporan on menial jobs to survive, its better that way, than to be paid
for destroying what some men are building.
Posted by The Radical Mindset! at Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Please kindly note that the Message on the "AGENDA OF THE MDC (MUTAMBARA FACTION)"
has been transferred to www.dearmrrobertmugabe.blogspot.com and www.dearmrtonyblair.blogspot.com
Rev Mufaro Stig Hove….The Radical Soldier.
Cell: 0791463039 RSA.
Posted by The Radical Mindset! at Tuesday, January 09, 2007
PLEASE NOTE WELL:
If you cannot see the submission on this website, please kindly click on www.dearmrrobertmugabe.blogspot.com where it seems clearer!
My question is: Tomirira yotanga yafa harahwa then tomhanya-myanya here?
(If you don't understand chiShona, ask someone next to you to translate it for you.)
Sizomelela ixegu life then sizohamba-hamba sifuna omunye uPresident yini?
Should we wait for the aged goon to die then we will run around looking for another person to take his place?
That's my question!
Posted by The Radical Mindset! at Thursday, January 04, 2007
Who can replace Robert Mugabe just today?
Does Zimbabwe have a single individual who can counter Mugabe’s stature and replace him just today?
Those that are in the fore-front seriously lack many vital qualities and those that would qualify are scared stiff to even cough or sneeze to announce their presence.
Anyone who expects to replace the stature of Robert Mugabe must not lack in charisma, intelligence and firmness (which must definitely border on ruthlessness.)
That firmness must uphold the required consistency but that also can be counter-productive if it is not matched by an intelligent ability to change direction depending on the shifting and changing circumstances. Inflexibility sometimes depicts dullness and not intelligence.
I unreservedly acknowledge and admit that Robert Mugabe made all efforts to suppress (and even assassinate) his colleagues and contemporaries so that only he (and he alone) would remain and indeed did remain as an “icon” while everyone else stood out as confused, lacking in various leadership qualities and at worst, and appeared as criminals or “sub-standard” human beings who had to perpetually depend on Mugabe for patronage, guidance and “forgiveness and mercy” (where need be.)
To the simplest ZANU-PF supporter, Mugabe must even now be allowed to “rule” Zimbabwe for another 100 years even if that meant him being 183 years old at the end of that period.
Robert Mugabe himself created that sorry scenario and we will pay very heavily and very soon for singing that simplistic song, “Long live President Mugabe….”
A look at a few revolutionary heroes brings out the following:
The late Rev Ndabaningi Sithole had a great stature, charisma etc but Robert Mugabe made sure he was “brought down to size.”
The late Sithole’s idea of parcelling out a few farms at a time and settle families on them was a brilliant idea and deserved the support of all patriots.
That noble idea was “crushed” as evil and the only possible reason why it was evil was because it had not originated with the country’s “Pope” ie His Life Presidency and Excellency, Cde R G Mugabe.
It had to be “crushed” without delay and , for sure, “crushed” it was!
The late Dr Joshua Nkomo in 1980-81 organized the former ZIPRA Combatants and encouraged them to pool their resources together and buy farms with their meager “de-mob” pay-outs and it was an excellent idea!
They did buy various farms and called them “NITRAM FARMS.” They were very much affordable because many white former farm-owners were fleeing “black rule” and were selling these said farms for nearly “peanuts” as they took the “chicken run” down to the then- Apartheid South Africa.
Any honest analyst will agree with me that as far as the land question is concerned, Dr Joshua Nkomo and his ZAPU were very clear and very consistent.
It was Robert Mugabe and his ZANU-PF who were rather confused and inconsistent.
They failed to match ZAPU’s NITRAM programmes and their desperate HUNZVI and his ZEXCOM failed dismally because the war-veterans had been disappointed many times before and could not trust anyone to administer their then- Z$50 000 payouts.
Hunzvi’s ZEXCOM devoured their monies and many of them are now destitutes after the confirmation of their worst fears.
Dr Patrick Kombayi seems to have a point when he said many ex-fighters suspected that the late Guy Clutton-Brook and others had “planted” Robert Mugabe within the Revolutionary Movements to dilute their thrust towards the land question.
Politics being the “dirty” game that it is known to be, Nkomo “kaNyongolo” had to be “crushed” and 20000 lives later, in 1987, there was no ZAPU and Nkomo (as said by the then- Minister of Information Joice Mujuru a.k.a. Teurai Ropa Mujuru) was just a “senile” person who needed to be accommodated in the high echelons of Government solely to “consolidate” the “Unity” born on the 22nd of Dec, 1987.
In Dec 2007, this so-called “Unity Accord” will celebrate its 20 years but the Ex-ZIPRA Combatants have not yet got back their NITRAM farms. The majority of these ex-fighters have since died and their families are wallowing in poverty.
Joseph Msika (Co-Vice-President) and John Nkomo (Speaker of the House of Assembly)sip their whiskeys and inhale their snuff and have nothing to say on that very sad issue.
Within ZANU itself, Mugabe has mocked everyone who attempted to lift his head to challenge his leadership of the Political Organization.
Qualified rivals like Eddison Zvobgo had their own glaring faults eg pride, arrogance, drunkenness, etc and they were easy to brush aside.
Edgar Tekere developed into a character that appeared perpetually drugged and drunk and dismally failed to really make the mark.
When about 30% of the Electorate voted for him in that Presidential Election of 1990….were we serious? Did we really expect that guy to be “His Excellency”?
Did we just want to make a point? Is History repeating itself?
Emmerson Munangagwa’s name was (or is ) associated with the dreaded “Mid-Night” Functions of the CIO (assassinations, disappearances of Opposition members) etc.
He was the Chief (or one of the Chief) planners of the Gukurahundi Massacres in the Midlands and Mandebeleland.
His name has also been associated with corruption, illegal dealings in diamonds both within Zimbabwe and in the DRC (during that stupid war.)
He caused a handsome, young man called Godfrey Majonga to be a cripple now “half-asleep” at Danhiko Centre (who suffered for being in a love triangle with this man who describes himself as “soft-as-wool.”)
The few other “icons” eg Dr Nathan Shamuyarira always sing the song that the succession issue cannot be discussed because there is “no vacancy” at the highest office of the land.
Will we discuss the succession issue when Robert Mugabe’s corpse is lying “In-State” at some Hall at Mbare (awaiting burial at the National Heroes’ Acre….if the bloke will be buried there or at all because of the chaos that will ensue at his death!)
I think that corpse will be cremated in public in Mbare or Highfields and I, Mufaro Stig Hove, will be there to provide the coal for the fire!
The problem also with characters like Nathan Shamuyarira is that he is not the highest in the real line of ZANU.
Robert Mugabe has a plan of confusing his real challengers by “promoting” or “causing the promotion” of undeserving characters.
This I will discuss in detail when I tackle my favorite subject: “THE DYNAMICS OF RGM/ZANU-PF POLITICS.”
In passing, look at how Masvingo was led by a former “PADARE” presenter, Cde Josaya Hungwe. To those who are “born-frees” etc….”PADARE” was a Propaganda Programme which glorified “white rule” and they were “wondering” if the black man knew what he was doing when he said he wanted “BLACK MAJORITY RULE.”
Those rather simplistic in your midst will say,…”Ah…was that not putting the Policy of Reconciliation to work?”
But it was more complicated than that!
Wily Bob’s primary objective was to “demoralize” and frustrate Dr Eddison Zvobgo. And to “neutralize” him.
More on that when I tackle that subject in full!
Look also at this present Minister of Home Affairs! That Beit Bridge guy!
He was being investigated for murder…that Kembo Mohadi guy!
When the dockets were very ready and were about to be actioned by the Attorney-General…..Lo and Behold….Bob called a Press Conference and announced that Kembo Mohadi was the brand-new Minister of Home Affairs!
So what would the Police and the Attorney-General do now about the said murder docket?
By God….naMwari….Bob akapenga!
We have looked at how Robert Mugabe has managed by various foul means at keep at the helm of both ZANU-PF and the Government of Zimbabwe.
I invite you to agree with me that all the men and women that inter-acted with this small man (RGM) became scared stiff of even mention of the name ROBERT MUGABE.
They attended many funerals of men that were assassinated by that evil, “British-suited” dictator.
But the raw truth that stares all in our perplexed faces (whether in ZANU-PF or in the Opposition Parties) is that this Robert Mugabe is 83 years old (or even older.) That’s 20 years after the Retirement Age of many Organizations. Which Company has on its Payroll an Accountant or Personnel Officer who is 83 years of age?
The man’s heart can just stop at any time and that would be perfectly okay because 83 is really a very “ripe old age.”
But ZANU-PF has given the man the lee-way to continue up to 2010 (and he will be 86 then!)
On the Opposition side we have men and women who will not sit down and present a single individual to replace that Octogenarian!
We have (on the one side) an inflexible individual who claims that the whole Opposition Movement is “in his pocket” ( to use his own words.)
He scolds his subordinates and swears by their mothers’ private parts if they “dare” differ with him on certain policy issues eg whether to participate in the (of course, useless) Senate Elections or not.
The desperate Nation “clings” to him because apparently he is the “bravest one” in a Nation “immobilized” by fear.
Prof Arthur Mutambara was “imported” as a Shona to try and salvage a desperate situation.
Unfortunately, he is viewed by some emotional, misguided MDC supporters as a “muchekadzafa”, ie one that has come to harvest where he did not sow.
“Milk-on-the-nose” Nelson Chamisa arrogantly asks “Mutambara ndiani?” as if the 12 October, 2005 split was a non-event. That is the type of “rigidness” which I was referring to at the beginning when I said, “ Some inflexibility may not reflect intelligence, but dullness.”
Also, is Tsvangirai of that height and depth that he is prepared to step aside if it were in the best interests of the Nation of Zimbabwe? Can he understand the need for that, if it were suggested to him?
Would he not shout that it was a “CIO” plot to “chop off the ‘head’ of the MDC”?
That’s the problem we are facing in Zim Politics today.
Mugabe has duplicated himself in nearly ALL OF US (perhaps including me too) and we will, perhaps, need to “import” a President from another country, say, Namibia to come and run our country for us when the tyrant “kicks the bucket.”
ZANU and ZAPU were intelligent enough in the 70s to ask the Methodist Bishop Abel Muzorewa to be their “new and fresh face” in their struggle against the evil, racist Ian Smith regime.
The expiry of Robert Mugabe will bring real chaos to Zimbabwe and the South African Government may have to send in troops to restore order.
Is it not long before I am proved either right or wrong!
Hey, fellow Zimbos, we need a man of great stature NOW to challenge Robert Mugabe’s madness and unite all the forces (incl. Enlightened ZANU-PF members and the Military and Intelligence wings of our troubled Nation of Zimbabwe.)
If it means raising money to “buy out” Morgan, let every avenue be explored!
I rest my case and declare the debate open to all of us as CONCERNED ZIMBABWEANS.
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Posted by The Radical Mindset! at Thursday, January 04, 2007
Lameck Mahachi launched the debate:
If ever there was a newspaper in the belligerent ZanuPF-led Zimbabwe that has managed to hoodwink people into believing that it serves democratic interest none can outplay the Daily Mirror.
To imagine that it has successfully managed to recruit people like Kuthula to become its feature scribe is something that must be highly commendable because our friend has the skin of a chameleon akin of the Daily Mirror's modus operandi, a newspaper that has managed to stay alive where others have been silenced.
No matter how much people have continued to suffer under Mugabe or how the opposition is systematically being harassed and tortured, brother Matshazi will tell you something else. The economy is in the intensive care unit but our friend will turn around and say this is because of the sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by the west. You point it out to him that these so-called sunctions are solely imposed on ZanuPF stulwarts prohibiting them from travelling to the west. But Mr Matshazi will emphatically say THAT'S NOT THE CASE.
Then you ask yourself a question as to how can such an intransigent person write for a newspaper that purports to persue democratic principles? And the answer becomes obvious: birds of the same feathers.
I have been trying in my small measure to discourage Bro Hove from indulging in a personal dialogue with Mr Kuthula Matshazi because the man will always maintain that the gripping problems of Zimbabwe has nothing to do with Mugabe and his greedy ZanuPF thugs but the West although he himself is eating out of the hands of the west (Canada).
You can talk yourself hoarse that the land issue was the driving force behind the war of liberation that its re-distribution was to redress the backbone of survival for the blackman whose livelihood traditionally depended on the soil which he was deprived of since 1890. But Mr Matshazi will reason that it was Britain which reneged on its promise to compansate white farmers. He totally forgets that Mugabe conveniently forgot to address the paramount land issue in its infancy opting instead to concentrate on looting from the state and the DRC. It was only when his popularity was begining to wane that 20 years later, with the help of the late Chenjerai Hilter Hundzvi, the land issue was then address in earnest culminating in chaos as it was done haphazardly.
Had this been done two to five into independence nothing of this idiocy could have happened. But instead Mugabe was busy gallivanting around the globe earning nicknames like Marco Polo, Vasco da Gama and taking his loot to shop at the Harrods in London. In the meantime his henchmen were also busy on their side milking the country dry and shamelessly bringing big industries like Zisco and Hwange Collieries to their knees. As if this was not enough, we are told that a good percentage of the Colliery has been sold to a Malasian conglomerate.
The ills of Mugabe are to vast to contemplate but some people are too blind to realise that the man has destroyed the nation.
On a sombre note I have failed to make head or tail of Mr Matshazi's statement when he wrote this in reply to one letter on this forum:-"Social wealth is one of them. When you have social wealth, you will find out that you wont be so vendictive (doing anything to get your way - slaughtering opponents, lying, deceit, dabbling your hands in everything and anything, etc - just to get ahead). That's the spirit of capitalism and Musonza seems to have masterfully internalised it."
Dear Lameck Mahachi,
First, I wish you Happy Holidays and am sorry to realise that you were seething during a time when we should be enjoying the spirit of the Holidays. Secondly, you sound angry and unfortunately display ignorance.
Just to prove to the people that you do not know what you are talking about, could you please quote the Law(s)/Policy(ies) that including the exact sections that provide for the sanctions of the ZPF individuals. By this I am not saying they are there. I am afraid that you might, in your desperation to defend yourself, then twist my statement. However, I want you to point to us those sections and policies.
After this, you will realise that the state you are in is called ignorance. But if you know what you are writing about, but you decide to mislead people, then we are going to say your are a liar. But of course you seem not to see anything wrong about lying.
And the fact that I am "eating in the hands of the west (Canada)" its pathetic. Who told you that I eat from anybody's hands? Secondly, this meek statement of yours shows that you pander to people that "you eat in their hands". You are not a man of your own. Well, if you do not that do not include me in your gang. I am a man of my own and engage in issues as I see them. I, unlike you, am not driven by anger, malice, ignorance and mean attitude to insult people who do not subscribe to your views that are subservient to those people that you "eat from their hands". I am driven by issues, pragmatism and reason.
Enjoy your Holidays and let the anger and inhliziyo embi go. Uzabulawa yikucunuka.
Dear Kuthula Matshazi
The term "You are eating out of the hands of the west (Canada)" is very self explanatory if you are prepared to see reason. In this context I don't mean that a person of your calibre can survive on the dole that is always provided to the unemployed in most western countries. But rather the enviroment created by most western countries makes live much more bearable compared to most African countries especially Zimbabwe from where people like yourself have opted to leave. Thus eating from the hands (enviroment) of the west (Cananda). So, my friend, trying to twist issues by a person of your inteligence does not help the situation at all.
Most western countries' imposition of travel bans on all ZanuPF thugs does not mean sanctions on Zimbabwe as a country. I fail to decipher what you mean by......"could you please quote the Law(s)/Policy(ies) that including the exact sections that provide for the sanctions of the ZPF individuals."
The most unfortunate scenerio at present is that most of these thugs are able to circumvent this ban with the help of their sympathisers who reside or who are able to travel to the west.
Yours in the struggle from different platforms,
You see Lameck Mahachi that you are now scrambling to justify yourself. Why then did you not say what you are saying now (Eating out of the hand stuff) in very straight forward way? Actually, I also did not mean that I live on "dole that is always provided to the unemployed" rather that I do not have to be subservient to certain quarters in terms of viewpoints.
Most stunning, you dodge to answer a direct question of quoting the policies or laws that put the so-called sanctions. Yes, we know that many Western countries say they imposed targeted sanctions. But what I am asking you is to point us to such laws. The reason why I kindly request this is that there is a danger that you regurgitate things that you do not know about. From your response you seem to confirm your ignorance. You do not know the laws that enforced these measures. You seem to just be talking aloud of things that you have no knowledge about. My challenge still stands. SHOW US THE LAWS/POLICIES THAT UNDERPIN THE SANCTIONS.
From your response, you seem to be only good in insulting people, labelling and objectifying them from an ignorant point of view. I think you are doing yourself a disservice amongst many in the forum.
I can only feel for you as you embarass yourself. Keep up your "struggle".
Every Zimbabwean knows let, alone the entire world, that the targeted sanctions were imposed on the ZanuPF government ministers and a host of their symphathisers because on their violation of human rights and the wantom breakdown of the rule of law caused by these savages. In fact it was their breach of with the Cotonou Agreement that triggered the EU countries to impose these targeted sanctions.
On February 18, 2002 the EU Council of Foreign Ministers imposed targeted sanctions on the government of Zimbabwe because of the failure on the Zimbabwean government to prevent the on-going political violence and respect the principles of democracy, human rights and the rule of law in the run to the March presidential election.
At the same time it was also decided to terminate political dialogue under the EU-African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Partnership Agreement under this Cotonou Agreement to which Zimbabwe is a signatory and to suspend EU-Zimbabwe Development Cooperation Programmes except those in direct support of the population. Unfortunately ZanuPF is fighting to control this path by institutionalising NGOs with the guise of curbing WESTERNISATION when in the actual fact they are fighting to control the only viable channel left that brings foreign currency into the country.
It must also be known that in addition to banning these maniacs from travelling to the west, these targeted sanctions also take the form of an embargo on the sale, supply or transfer of arms and technical advice, assitance or training related to military activities and an embargo on the sale or supply of equipment which could be used for internal repression which Mugabe has a well-documented history of given the Matebeleland and parts of Midland Gukurahundi killings.
So to try and be big-headed to ask to be shown Laws/Policies that underpin these targeted sanction is a non-starter.
These targeted sanctions are aimed solely at thos who the EU judges to be reponsible for the violence, for the violations of human right and for preventing the holding of free and fair elections in Zimbabwe.
Mr Robert Gabriel Mugabe knows pretty well the position of the EU regarding these targeted sanction as they have been in dialogue with him in their quest to try and make him realise the predicament of breaking to Cotonou Agreement of which he is the signatory.
The EU expressly informed him by way of letters that the position of the Zimbabwean Government remains very grave in terms of human rights violations. He has been constantly reminded that when the EU, Zimbabwe and the other African, Caribbean and Pacific countries signed the Cotonou agreement in 2000 all said in Article 9 that respect for human rights, democratic principles and the rule of law should underpin all the signatories' policies. But Mugabe continues to undermine all these fundamental rights.
Because the EU made it plain that its ministers will continue to provide contributions to operations of a humanitarian nature and support the population of Zimbabwe directly particularly those affected by the current declining economy and food crisis; Mugabe and his ZanuPF zealots are mangling and hoodwinking people into saying the aid is provided by ZanuPF.
Targeted sanctions will remain intact untill Mugabe reforms for the better. The only stumbling block is his ability to use Zimbabwean population as his human shield.
Best wishes for 2007,
You are mean spirited. You think insulting and using strong language will make you right or frighten us away from exposing your ignorance. No we are not frightened.
So to try and be big-headed to ask to be shown Laws/Policies that underpin these targeted sanction is a non-starter. It is strange that you think people who ask you to show whether you know what you are talking about are big heads. Why don't you want to point to us the policy that you outline. I take it that you are embarassed that you have been exposed. I CHALLENGE YOU AGAIN TO SHOW US THE SECTIONS FROM WHERE YOU GOT THE INFORMATION THAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT. I am sure when you bring up the section/s and the actual policy/Act, then you will be exposed for exactly what you are.
Best in the New Year.
What you have done so far is explain the sanctions. We have heard these explanations so much that we now understand the mantra. Simply show us where you derive your explanations.
It is becoming very clear that the ignorance you are displaying is slowly derailing your political faculty to understand situations in their perspective. I have been saying it all along and I will still say it again that these targeted sanction were imposed by the EU member-states in concurrence with other western countries because Mugabe and his cronies have and still are breaching the Cotonou Agreement of which he (Mugabe) is a signatory. He is in breach of Article 9 of that Agreement.
There are others who continue to suggest that the EU acted in this matter as if it considered itself in some way superior as though it wished to push Zimbabwe/Mugabe around. People who habour such thoughts are missing a crucial point because the EU entered into this agreement or any other agreements for that matter with its partners as equals. The rules of Cotonou apply to the EU as much as to any other signatories. Article 9 of that Agreement stipulates that all signatory countries must uphold the rule of law, respect of human rights, holding of free and fair elections etc. all of which Mugabe does not observe.
The Section(s)/Policy(ies)/Law(s) for these targeted sanctions are contained in this "COTONOU AGREEMENT."
You see that you wrongly point to the policy that effected the sanctions policy. Now, so that you do not say things you do not know...go to the EU website and then go to the SANCTIONS sections. There, you will be shown the sanctions policy and the current list of sanctions. Read the EU Common POlicy and pay attention to Clause (2) before you get into the Articles.
Then go to the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act of 2001 and look at the overview and Sections 4 and 6. You will realise in both cases that there are provisions for economic sanctions against Zimbabwe and then for individuals. This is opposite to your gospel. Imagine, you even had the temerity to call me ignorant while most unwittingly you demonstrated that you simply do not know what you are talking about. You just mix up things and confuse people. That is why its important to pay attention to detail and understand these things. Its a bad way to start 2007...demonstrating your ignorance in a boastful manner!!!
I hope your fortunes change in 2007!!!!
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Some of us just wept and could not hit back!
Mr Robert Mugabe is the last person that should have spoken about Mr Learnmore Jongwe!
The most evil person under the sun, that Robert Mugabe / Matibili!
To Bro Learnmore I say, "I'm really and sincerely sorry young man!
I, personally identify with you! I wish I was there then to share your feelings, emotions etc!
Then you fell into the hands of wicked men mhondi vana Robert Mugabe! Self-professed professors of violence! Men who kill others like they kill flies! You inter-acted with hypocrites like Cde Thabo Mbeki (LINK), Robert Mugabe and Tobaiwa Mudede (whom you correctly described as a PATHOLOGICAL LIAR!) Bro Learnmore, I have yet to release you from my heart! I have a lump in my throat about your going! I will write a few things which mainly will be pieces of advice to spouces of POLITICIANS! No.....YOU ARE NOT GONE! Some of us have not yet fully released you! YES....AS THEY SAID AT YOUR FUNERAL....... HEROES LIE IN OUR HEARTS! MANY AT THE SO-CALLED "NATIONAL HEROES ACRE" WILL BE EXHUMED WHEN THE TIMES COMES! Yes....You are not visible among us! Your courage will forever inspire us! I'm very sorry my dear Brother LEARNMORE, true son of the soil,.... NOT THE BLOODY ROBERT MATIBILI!" REV Mufaro Stig Hove....THE RADICAL SOLDIER!