Monday, 4 May 2009

Rule of Law and Human Rights and Sanctions In Zimbabwe

Nothing has changed as far as rule of law and human rights violations so sanctions against the members of the ZANU PF regime should not be removed.

A few days ago the President of Democratic Party was reportedly abducted and tortured in government buildings, farm invasions continue and the notorius CIO continue their lawlessness. 

Any rational mind can ask, why should sanctions be lifted when nothing has changed?? ZANU PF people want sanctions lifted so they can access their loot hidden in European bank accounts, for example Solomon Mujuru might lose US$6 million if this lawlessness continues. They want freedom to roam the world and spend their ill-gained riched while millions are starving and jobless.

Surprisingly MDC is in favor of this, it makes me wonder "What do they stand to gain from this??"

Saturday, 4 April 2009

MDC is now a part of ZANU PF.

Unity is the best thing Zimbabweans want, so when politicians decided to come together, we gave them another chance(not that we had a choice). In the back of our minds, we had the failed GNU between ZANU PF and PF ZAPU. Nevertheless we were forced to take it as that was the only option on the table. 

Today it is hard to see who belongs to MDC and who is ZANU PF. Since the formation of the GNU, the Zimbabwean politicians have joined hands in the squandering of the little that is left in the Zimbabwean coffers. Together, they have also lifted high the 'begging bowl' to cover their insatiable appetite for spending what they can not afford to pay back. In unison with the ZANU PF, MDC is shouting loudest in calling the sanctions imposed on ZANU PF people to be lifted, the same people who used everything possible to keep themselves in power. MDC forgets that they are the one who were advocating for sanctions to be imposed.

MDC believes the world has to dance to its tune, like a 'cry baby' MDC wants something to be done as soon as they say so. Now that they are part of the oppressors they do not want to feel the pain of what they called for. 

At this moment the ZANU PF and MDC supporters are still killing each other while the fat politicians are feasting in Victoria Falls, under the pretext of Ministerial meetings. 

MDC is follwing in the steps of ZANU PF, they have already been sucked up by corruption when their MPs got large amounts of farming inputs from GMB. The ministers recently took delivery of their US$50, 000 Mercedes luxury cars while civil servants are being paid a paltry US$100, so many are dying from cholera and so many are still dying in the filthy prison cells. 
Food is available in the shops but the majority of people have no money to buy it, so there isn't much difference made.

Very soon MDC will be a strong critic of the west which supported it when it was an opposition party. Watch the signs.

Take a look at this article from The Financial Gazette;

MDC caves in to ZANU-PF demands

THE Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) has caved in to demands by ZANU-PF to withdraw a motion on political violence setting itself on collision course with supporters who have borne the brunt of alleged brutality witnessed in the run-up to the June 2008 presidential election runoff.

The motion to investigate acts of politically motivated violence that marred the run-up to the June 27 poll was tabled in the House of Assembly last year by the MDC-T chief whip Innocent Gonese. But it was shelved after ZANU-PF convinced MDC-T legislators to defer the motion as it was against the spirit of inclusiveness.
Gonese, who is the lawmaker for Mutare Central said: “We have deferred the motion indefinitely. We are considering whether it would be appropriate to bring it back to Parliament.”
A number of MDC-T activists have been arrested in recent weeks for beating up ZANU-PF supporters as acts of retribution flare up in some parts of the country.
Last week police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Wayne Bvudzijena said 12 people had appeared in court after suspected ZANU-PF supporters attacked an MDC member, destroying his property.
The MDC member allegedly retaliated and all hell broke loose with property worth millions of dollars being destroyed.
There has been a resurgence in violence with the latest case being reported in Buhera, the Prime Minister’s home area.
Principals to the Global Political Agreement have since called for an end to violence which raised its ugly head once again in Masvingo, Mashonaland East and Manicaland provinces where MDC-T supporters reclaimed properties seized by ZANU-PF activists during the run-up to the elections.
Lovemore Chinoputsa, the secretary general of the Zimbabwe National Students Union, which backed MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai in last year’s polls said deferring the issue of violence was a betrayal to dissenting voices.
ZANU-PF’s opposition to the motion comes months after President Robert Mugabe’s administration snubbed a request by the United Nations country team to carry a joint assessment of reports of political violence that led to the death of four MDC activists — Tonderai Ndira, Bera Chokururama, Godfrey Kauzani and Cain Nyeve.
The UN country team also implicated state security agents in some of the violence. This led to protracted talks between the two MDCs and ZANU-PF under the mediation of former South African president Thabo Mbeki and later regional leaders resulting in the consummation of the inclusive government on February 13.
The UN said there was evidence that state security agents had participated in the violence.
Justice Minister Patrick Chinamasa, who was responsible for information dissemination in the ZANU-PF camp dismissed the allegations and pointed fingers at the MDC for fomenting violence in order to win the harmonised polls which were peaceful in March, but turned nasty in June.
Tsvangirai withdrew from the presidential run-off citing political violence in which the MDC-T claimed that over 200 of its supporters had been killed while 300 000 others displaced countrywide.
Villagers lost livestock, mainly cattle and goats taken MDC caves in to ZANU-PF demands

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Zimbabwean Prisons

The Pictures tell a story that no words can express.

The Zimbabwean Prisons have for a longtime been torture centres due to their ever falling standards.

Today's Zimbabwean prisons are worse than than any pigsty, the politicians had long forgotten then. The politicians are busy looting the money and reserving the public money for their own selfish interests. Our prisons are supposed to be places where offenders are locked away so that they can get thir senses back, or a place where they can be given a chance to turn their lives around. This is not the case, the prisons are practically torture camps where inmates are denied every human right they deserve.

The prisoners are made to live on one meal a day, sadza and salty water, while Paradzai Zimondi and his senior prison officers are getting bigger and bigger(a sign that they are not missing a single meal). On the other hand Mugabe is going on his spending sprees, withdrawing more than US$92 000.00 to quench his greedy wife's never ending thirsty for very expensive items, all this at the expenseof the other Zimbabweans. ZANU PF Politicians have for a long time been looting everything meant for the public, from taxes to donations and prisoners are among the victims hard hit by this seemingly endless selfishness.

Mugabe once said ".............and I keep my Zimbabwe", this means as far as Mugabe is concerned , he owns the country thus can do as he feels like.

Friday, 27 February 2009

More arrests, farm invasions, illegal detentions, torture and infringement of basic human rights continue in Zimbabwe.

This is to update my fellow Zimbabweans who supported us during our operations in Zimbabwe. Wherever you are, I send you my greetings on behalf of VATIZ co-ordinators now scattered all over Southern Africa and overseas. 

VATIZ operations in Zimbabwe are still indefinitely suspended, even though more people are offering to send medical supplies and to finance our operations, we cannot risk being in Zimbabwe at present. We know that many people can do with your supply of water purification tablets, surgical gloves and other items especially now when cholera is still claiming many lives. Prime Minister's assurance of safety in Zimbabwe do not cover us because CIO is doing as it pleases, so are Z.R.Police and the Army. We will keep updating you on the developments. Thank you.

We long to go back home, I miss being in Zimbabwe. I am writting from South Africa, almost half a year here but I still find it difficult to believe that I cannot freely walk around in my country. I have a good job now, but thats not what I ever wanted. This will have to do for now.

The Government of National Unity has not yet delivered good enough for me and my colleaugues to feel free to go back to Zimbabwe. A new wave of crimes is going across the country and the ZRP is sitting back and sometimes even helping the wrong doers.

More farms are being seized, Jestina Mukoko, MDC Activists , arrest/detention of human rights activists continue.The media still has fear in expressing their views freely. ZANU PF cronies and their friends/relatives still control business interests in Zimbabwe. The army is still killing at will, unexplained disappearances are still happening.
 Our friends in WOZA, NCA and many other voices are still being supressed by the Mugabe regime. Tsvangirayi and Mutambara still are 'tiny-dots' in Mugabe's government. It is still Mugabe's way or no way at present, it seems it will be like that for a long time to come.

We still hope for a change. I will be in touch, God be with you all