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society in Malawi comments on the Zimbabwe NGO bill 2004
Institute for Policy Interaction
October 14, 2004
undermentioned members of Civil Society in Malawi do hereby condemn the
introduction of the amended N.G.O. Bill 2004 in Zimbabwe as a blatant
attempt by the Government of Zimbabwe and President Mugabe, to stifle
and suppress the bright spirit of beneficial creativity that can only
thrive in an atmosphere of unfettered freedom.
action by the Zimbabwean Government is indicative of its manic resolve
to obliterate any vestige of individualistic humanity that does not conform
to predetermined norms or patterns as envisaged by the oligarchs that
have ravaged this beautiful country with callous disregard.
is not surprising for it vividly illustrates the neopatrimonialistic syndrome
which has afflicted Africa for decades in the form of brutal, avaricious,
venal, corrupt and incompetent Dictators who have strutted across the
African stage with aplomb and impunity, leaving behind them a wake of
mayhem, misery and untold suffering of the ordinary hapless African man,
woman and child.
God for blessing Malawi with a democratic environment that deters such
monstrous travesties with the power of the Constitution backed by a wise
and fearless judiciary and wholeheartedly supported by Civil Society,
but we are mindful of the political adage "The price of democracy
is eternal vigilance," and do hereby vow to battle all retrogressive
tendencies with all the force and resources that we can muster. Never
again shall Mother Malawi groan under the brutal heel of a Dictator while
we draw breath.
our fellow Malawians and Africans throughout the continent to join us
in this show of solidarity for our Zimbabwean brothers and sisters in
their hour of need. Let us stand firm against these onslaughts to human
dignity and morality. Let us show the Dinosaurs that they have exceeded
their shelf life on this God given Earth and it is time for them to pass
into oblivion for all things must pass with time.
for Policy Interaction
Civil Liberties Committee (CILIC)
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