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- A cancer crippling Zimbabwe
March 23, 2012
use of force and cohesion to compel people into submission and is
the machinery wheeled upon defenceless and innocent civilians. It
is an ongoing cancer in our country Zimbabwe and is mostly attributed
to ZANU PF thugs and its hooligans and few isolated cases are associated
with the MDC formations.
The world disciplines
from mathematics, physics to chemistry and others, use tested and
approved formulas. Formulas help achieve results for any problem.
When there is Newton-s Law, Archimedes Law, there is also
a formula or stencil for democracy and a formula to separate dictators
and tyrants from true statesmen.
are freedom of expression, rule of law not rule by the law, free
and fair election, free media, freedom of movement, true separation
of powers, open governance system, freedom of association and other
civil rights. These when practised, people will be free to express
themselves and a room for engagement will be opened between the
electorate, the executive and other organs. Laws of the land will
be observed and no one will be above the law. Everyone will be equal
before the law. It will be a country you enjoy to stay in. A country
you feel proud of. A country you will work hard to defend from intruders
and enemies and a country which you will be happy to share with
generations to come.
On the other
hand, dictatorship, autocracy and tyranny states are there for all
to see. Mouth you will have, but you are not allowed to speak. Ears
you will have but you are not allowed to hear anything even from
beyond borders; you will only hear useless propaganda jingles and
200% local content in a global village. You are not allowed to choose
a leader of your own choice in an election, you are beaten, maimed,
raped, gruesomely murdered, jailed, brutalised by the black boots,
watched 24/7 by the dark glasses, pointed at by the AK47 with live
rounds, abducted, made illiterate in a voting booth, oppressed and
made homeless. This is where you will have partisan police and soldiers.
These men and women will chant slogans with bazookas strapped on
their backs and clutching fists with a grenade inside. This formula
was favoured by Gaddaffi and others long dead including others prettily
sitting in state houses, executing executive duties because they
are supported not by the people but by the guns, tear smoke, water
cannons, button sticks and hard-liners.
a cancer that is crimpling our beloved Zimbabwe. Violence reminds
us of Chipangano group in Harare, a group of hooligans, zed takers
who unashamedly went to urinate in Parliament,
smashing media cameras, slapping journalists and causing mayhem
and pandemonium at the Human
Rights Commission Bill public meeting. It-s a terror group
that caused havoc and skirmishes at the opening of parliament recently.
It-s the same militant group that is terrorising companies,
vendors and innocent township people. A group that recently poured
acid on an innocent Mbare activist, blowing up his eyes and deforming
his face. All these happened in the full glare, sight, view and
ear of the police as they will be standing in akimbo. They are still
investigating up to now. They are still investigating even the disappearance
of Rashiwe Guzha in the 80s and the deaths of other democracy champions.
Ours is an always investigating partisan police with no results.
They know who to arrest and who to turn a blind eye on.
on-going in the countryside. Our hearts bleed as we see homes burnt,
people scattered, children left without food, communities turning
against each other, as polarisation continue and many coerced into
joining a party not of their choice but to get humanitarian aid
The route against
violence in Zimbabwe is to arrest the perpetrators and have a non-partisan
justice system that will give deterrent sentences to all convicts.
Let the rule of law prevail. Let everyone be equal before the laws
of our land. Let-s give justice a chance and we will see the
rewards. Let what happened in Gweru, where ZANU PF hooligans who
killed an MDC activist, were convicted a total of 71 years in jail,
be a starting point. We welcome such developments. Let no one give
them amnesty or pardon in the name of mercy. What mercy to murders,
rapists and trouble makers?
we have come far. We have seen it all. Violence makes the country
unstable; violence breed hatred; violence open wounds and violence
makes the country blind. Investment drought will be experienced
because investors are after peaceful environments.
We deplore the
work of Jomic. It-s a monitoring body born from the GPA,
mandated to act on all complains raised but they are a toothless
bulldog. Someone is holding the nation at ransom. Someone is preaching
no violence in parliament whilst his supports are busy feasting
on opponents outside. Someone is preaching democracy during the
day and turns to be a vampire, a maggot by day end.
We are not blind,
we see. We are not dump, we can speak. We are not crippled, we note
everything down. Its only one day and that will be a great day.
That day will surely come. A day when those who killed, raped, maimed,
made us homeless, feasted on us, made us orphans and widows in the
name of staying in power, will stand before the grand stand of justice.
We will talk. We will speak it all, we will say the truth of what
happened to us and those who were crashed like flies in Gukurahundi
genocide. That will be the judgement day. A day many dictators in
the likes of Charles Taylor, Laurent Gbagbo and others have met
give peace and justice a chance.
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