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Monday, 19 March 2007

Bro Moeletsi Mbeki Paints A Gloom Picture For Zimbabwe !


Moeletsi Mbeki Paints A Gloom Picture For Zimbabwe

I watched Moeletsi Mbeki's interview on Sky News this morning and I am afraid the picture is bleak. He starts by pointing out that Zimbabwe is a landlocked country that if any pressure was needed then it can only be exerted by the neighbouring countries i.e South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. He then points out what he conceives as the primary reason for the neighbours for not exerting pressure on Zimbabwe is mostly because they fear that their support for MDC and Morgan Tsvangirai would send a wrong message for Africa's most industrialised region. Souther Africa being the most industrialised has more people working and this has given rise to trade unionism, the trade unions using their sheer size are becoming more and more political. He cites the case of Zambia where Kenneth Kaunda was ousted by a trade union leader after 27 years in power. Therefore African leaders are reluctant to be drawn into the issue of Zimbabwe for fear that they own labour movement might oust them from power one day. Mr Mbeki argues that the influx of refugees would not make a big policy change as he acknowledged that even in South Africa, COSATU the largest umbrella labour body in whole of Africa poses a threat to South Africa's ANC led government. COSATU is only civic body together with The Church Council of Souther Africa which issued a statement concerned by what was happening in Zimbabwe. On Human Rights day in South Africa it has promised to demonstrate against South Africa's quiet diplomacy and the illegal arrest and torture of Zimbabwean's opposition and civic leaders on their way to a prayer meeting.

Mbeki having lived in Zimbabwe when he was forced to flee apartheid was there when Mugabe ordered the massacre of more than 50 000 civilians to crush Joshua Nkomo's opposition Zapu PF which later merged with Mugabe's Zanu PF. He then uses this example to say that things will get worse before they get better in Zimbabwe. Asked about the fact that The MDC President feels that last Sunday's events were a tipping point, he answers that Morgan is an optimist. He says he knows Mugabe personally and know that he has an appetite for violence and will continue to exert brutal violence to stop regime change in Zimbabwe.

Mr Moeletsi Mbeki is a brother to South Africa's President Thabo Mbeki, has a strong background in journalism, with a resume that includes a Nieman Fellowship and time at the BBC. He was a media consultant for the ANC in the '90s, and is currently the chairman of Endemol South Africa. He has always bee outspoken and differs on many things from his brother South Africa's president. He caused waves when he said: Africans Were Better Off During Colonial Times Than They Are Now


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John Iteshi said...

Zimbabwe is about White Supremacy
Racism, the worst kind of racism is the only reason for British media’s obsessions about Mugabe. Nothing in Zimbabwe equates to one tenth of what happens in each of the 36 states of Nigeria. What the opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, did by trying to instigate mass uprising, cannot be attempted successfully by anybody in Nigeria today. Just dreaming of it aloud will put you in jail in Nigeria let alone starting it. Before 2003 general elections key political opponents of the Federal government and various state governments were assassinated, but they made no real news to BBC and other western media. Just few months ago in Ebonyi State one of the poorest States, the governor locked up two journalists for over three months for publishing articles which accused the governor, Sam Egwu of corruption in a local newspaper. What a pity, this fact did not make any news to the democracy loving western media! Currently, oppositions at all levels are being openly suppressed and systematically excluded from contesting the next elections by the electoral body headed by a government stooge (in fact there are clear evidence that the head of the electoral body has forged certificate but he cannot be removed because he has a mission to install government candidates). The vice president of Nigeria is openly humiliated and denied his official privileges just for standing up against the plot by the president to extend his rule through the back door. One would have expected the democracy loving white world to stand up against the evil regime of Obasanjo, but nothing like that has happened.

The clear message being sent across Black Africa seems to be that all one needs to succeed as president of his country is to be a friend of the west even at the expense of his people just like Obasanjo and not transparency and good governance. The fact is now clearest that any Black African leader regarded as good by the west is definitely evil or incompetent. Example Obasanjo vis-à-vis General Abacha who was condemned in the west but has left indelible landmarks of great infrastructural development in Nigeria... For the benefit of those who are unaware of the facts. Abacha ruled Nigeria between November 1993 and June 1998 during which the oil market was not at all booming, but used the meagre resources wisely enough to rehabilitate roads, hospitals universities and other public amenities through the Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF). Obasanjo’s democracy has ruled Nigeria since may 1999 witnessing unprecedented increase in revenue through the unprecedented oil boom and irresponsible disposals of the most lucrative public corporations in the name of privatisation, but has achieved virtually no definite success in any sector. Roads are basically left where Abacha left them in 1998 and I speak as an enlightened Nigerian who knows Nigeria. I visited Nigeria in 2005 October and travelled by coach round the country to see if there has been any changes. I travelled from Abuja to Abakaliki via Enugu; from Enugu to Onitsha - Benin - Ore - Lagos and from Lagos to Ibadan-Okene-Abuja and was shocked to see that we have wasted 8years of unprecedented economic boom. There are global drumming about economic reforms and progress in Nigeria, while the reality is that only white rogues collaborating with the government are the gainers. Destroying landline phones networks and public payphones in order to force every Nigerian to depend on GSM (which enriches mainly white South Africans) is what people call economic progress in Nigeria. The fact that western media and their governments have continued to praise a government as evil as Obasanjo’s despite clear evidences of everything they claim to stand against makes me confident that any government condemned by the west might not be all bad after all. Perhaps, Idi Amin might have not been as bad!
It seems to me that the only reason the white world is against Mugabe is because he expelled white farmers because genuine concern for the Black race would have meant that Nigeria being the largest Black society would be given greater focus. It is now clear to me that BBC and other British media are far worse than the British National Party (BNP) which is labelled racist. The BNP is not threatening the existence and survival of the Black race while British journalists are. I am most grateful for the hospitality of the British state for affording me the good life and respect that no Black country can afford its Black citizens. I do not shy away from the hard fact that the most racist white country would treat ordinary Black immigrants better than the best Black country would treat its own citizens. Therefore, I am grateful to Britain, but at the same time believe that my people must be enlightened about the true location of racism. The real racism is not about local people genuinely resenting to uncontrolled immigration of dubious people into their country. I put myself in the shoes of ordinary white British people who have no other country to run to! What I call racism at its worst is the one-sided stand of the "white world" on Zimbabwe.

It is accepted that the takeover of white farms could have been more diplomatically done, but it cannot justify the current scale of global condemnation of Mugabe. What the white supremacists pretending to be messiahs are insinuating is that Zimbabwe cannot survive without white farmers who clearly were not even farming to feed Zimbabweans in the first place. What is being propagated around the world is that no Black country can survive on its own even though, I know that there had been no evidence of starvation since the controversial take over of farms. What needs to be done by enlightened and decolonised Black people is to rally round and use the Zimbabwean case as an inspiration for building successful societies. Zimbabwe is by far more democratic and successful than most other Black African countries like Nigeria, Sudan, Uganda, DRC etc., but today it bears the ignoble reputation of being one of the worst places to live in. Even though nobody can prove that the best of the 36 state governors of Nigeria is not worst than 10 Mugabes as I have severally challenged the BBC to do, we are still being fed with lies about Mugabe. It is therefore very clear that Mugabe would have remained a friend of the west if he had not expelled white farmers. Hence, it is purely and squarely about race!
John Iteshi



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