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Tuesday, 11 September 2007
LETTER FROM ENGINEER SIMBARASHE MANGWENGWENDE IN ZIMBABWE!
Since you joined the great trek into the Diaspora I miss the dialogue we used to have concerning our beautiful but crying country. As I have no contact with the rest of the other colleagues I have to rely on you passing this message on.
You may not agree with me but the reason why the country is suffering is because of rampant corruption that is thriving because the majority of those who should be fighting for change have taken the easy route of going into self-imposed exile. No amount of talking on the internet, print and electronic media and appeals to Thabo Mbeki, George Bush, John Howard, SADC, AU, etc can compensate for the absence of organized support on the ground in Zimbabwe. President Mugabe is very right when he accuses the MDC of being a puppet of the West – this is because they rely on support by our former colonizers for any real pressure on the ruling party. Whenever the MDC’s power has been tested by having their leaders being arrested and beaten up, their elected councils fired from office, etc the only effective protest has come from their external backers and not from Zimbabweans on the ground. Naturally no sane African leader would condone an opposition party whose power base is so nakedly based on former colonizers. This is the message that leads to standing ovations for President Mugabe when he explains it to his colleagues at SADC and AU meetings.
The apostle Paul, in 1 Corinthians 4:20, says “The Kingdom of God is not a matter of talking but of power”. An opposition party can only win elections by becoming more powerful become than the governing party while in opposition. Power is not a result of getting into office, it is the requirement for getting into office. The reason why there is turmoil in Iraq is because the real power that removed Saddam Hussein was a foreign force and people do not like that. We certainly do not want such a foreign inspired regime change agenda - change should only take place when driven by our people and not by appeals to foreigners. The only external power that a sovereign people should appeal to is God, because the will of the people is in fact the will of God.
With best regards
(Simbarashe Mangwengwende:- firstname.lastname@example.org)