Name and shame the torturers - justice is coming
The continuing arrests, kidnapping and torture of opposition MDC supporters by the evil Mugabe regime is clear testimony to the fact that Ian Smith's settler regime was a far better dictator than Robert Mugabe's. Indeed, the Smith regime did arrest and detain thousands of Zimbabweans merely for resisting colonialism and settlerism. They beat up detained prisoners at times, but they still gave them food and medicines.
Some of the prisoners then were even able to read books and to study for all kinds of educational qualifications, including degrees. That is a far cry from the manner in which the diabolical Mugabe regime is treating innocent people, who are being illegally arrested, abducted, detained and tortured today. Reports that as many as 600 MDC activists have so far been arrested, kidnapped and tortured this year alone attest to the satanic nature of the Mugabe regime.
After 27 years in power, Mugabe has become a monster, who takes pleasure in inflicting pain on innocent victims of his own fear. In the face of the 2008 parliamentary and presidential elections, in which he is going to be a candidate, Mugabe has unleashed a reign of terror against both his opponents within Zanu (PF) and those in the MDC.
Unlike Ian Smith, who never used to bomb or kill his own kind, Mugabe has arrested, detained, beaten up and even killed some of the members of his own party in order to lay the blame on the MDC.
He has bombed at least one train, a police station and other state infrastructure in a vain attempt to demonstrate that the MDC has embarked on an orgy of violence. Fortunately for those of us who are innocent, the general public, the SADC community and the international players see right through the dictator's evil machinations; they know the truth.
In light of the activities of the past few weeks perpetrated by the despotic Mugabe regime, it is necessary for civic organisations and opposition political parties to carefully identify the specific members of the ZRP, the army, the CIO and the Green Bombers that are involved in these ugly and evil activities. Proper records need to be kept for purposes of prosecuting these individuals in a free Zimbabwe tomorrow.
Indeed, some of the names and other details of the victims of these demons are currently being published in this paper, but we also need to name and shame their torturers as far as possible. The people currently engaged in violation of people's rights must be made aware of what may befall them should Zimbabwe set itself free from the clutches of the dictator. A day is coming when justice will be visited upon some of these people in a manner they will not appreciate. Mugabe will not rule this nation forever.
The evils that the desperate Mugabe regime is committing make the evil activities of the Smith regime look like a badly organised picnic. It is not an exaggeration to say the Mugabe regime has perfected torture into an art form. The regime has become an expert in the infliction of pain and suffering both physically and mentally.
The stories relating to how some of the MDC supporters were tortured and harassed by state agents indicate that the agents involved must have been trained in some of the most diabolical method of physically and mentally hurting innocent people.
Ian Smith may have done some beating and torture of his victims as well, but Mugabe exceeds him by thousands of miles. What remains to be seen is whether a new and democratic Zimbabwe government will allow the perpetrators of these evil deeds go free, or ensure that the law take its course. I am of the latter option, of course.
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