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 country.
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 )