AGITATING FOR A DIASPORA VOTE!!!!

"IF THERE IS NO VOTE FOR THE ZIMBABWEANS IN THE DIASPORA, THEN THERE WILL BE NO ZIMBABWEAN EMBASSIES IN THE DIASPORA!"
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ZIMBABWE REV YOUTHS TO CLOSE ZIM EMBASSY, PRETORIA (27/03/2008)

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Please pass on to others.
To contact the gallant comrade, please phone him on cell: 0796192955 RSA.
Rev Mufaro Stig Hove.
http://www.zimrevyouths.blogspot.com/
PATRON, ZIMBABWE REVOLUTIONARY YOUTH MOVEMENT!
The last 8 years have failed to produce the kind of change that the country required to lift it up instead the political and economic crisis has worsened.
It is generally agreed that the political stalemate of the last 8 years is a reflection of a leadership deficit that is characteristic of many post colonial states in which fear is the optimal currency used to regulate and manage political behaviour under the guise of consensus and nation building.
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"A Revolution is sweeping in" by Vincent Chikwari

                       
 
The  Youth Of Zimbabwe today note the continued deterioration of the political situation in our country with sadness.

The political events which unfolded in the past weeks are a cause for great concern to all progressive Zimbabweans.The announcement of the election When the South African mediated talks are still underway is evidence enough that there is no political will to end the downward spiral that our once placid nation has experienced for the past ten years or so.The level of hypocracy exhibited by ZANUPFis to bitter  a pill for Zimbabwean to swalow.

Surely Minister Chinamasa must have gone insane.For him to claim that the constitution is a seriuos document that needs the participation of all and saundry and should therefore not be hurried is an insult which has gone for close  to three decades without that 'serious document'.The continued human rights violation by the Zimbabwean government is also of concern.The brutal beating of ordinary Zimbabweans and MDC members on 23 January 2008 is enough evidence that the Harare regime will do all it takes to stay in power against the wishes of the people.We the youths of Zimbabwe vehemently condemn such kind of barabaric action to poor and suffering Zimbabweans by the state sponsored agents.

As youths we have recognised the political ,economic and social quagmire that our country has lead into by the ZANUPF regime have taken a pledge to reverse and stop this political madness.We thus have commited ourselves all to see a new Zimbabwe,a new beginning and new democratic dispensation.The truth is that Zimbabwe does not belong to Mugabe and ZANUPF only it belongs to all citizens of Zimbabwe.Its now time for the storm to reclaim our motherland country Zimbabwe.

Thus we call all the powers that be to heed the call of the youth of our land to stop politicking with peoples lives.The level of political chicanery we are seeing in our motherland have to stop forthwith.We are very conscious of scared mandated that is on our shoulders as a generation and thus we have commited class suicide to see a better Zimbabwe not only for ourselves but the country at large.

As youths we demand the SADC mediation talks to be a national agenda with all Zimbabweans being engaged,that the poll be delayed to ensure that reforms being made have enough time to take effect,a new people driven constitution that allows for propotional representation of citizen electoral expression be put in place before a general election is held.As youths we demand  the above mentioned requests to be met before the general election is held and if the government fails to abide by this it will willingly open its doors to unorthodox means of having these demands met.

We have agreed  that once the government defiantly chooses to go ahead with the elections before a new costitution is in place appropitae action will be taken and the youths of Zimbabwe have vowed to pay  the price in making sure that their quest for a democratic dispensation is realised in their lifetime"When the future of our country is at stake,it behooves on everyone to step back and reflect on what needs to happen in Zimbabwe for hope to take centre stage as a volunteer driver in nation building".

In our case the has been, the decision has been made,the direction is clear...a new Zimbabwe,a new democratic dispensation,the restoration of the dignity of the people of Zimbabwe.We are guided by the masses of The Zimbabwe legions that have stood against all odds.against hope they have remained hopeful.We will not disappoint them .Zimbabwe will be free.The last hour of dictatorship,autocracy and tyranny has struck.

The people are awakening to a new life"OUR COUNTRY  OR DEATH"A massive revolution is sweeping across the country.The enemies of the give way.Change is inevitable.
 
By John Vincent  Chikwari-Secretary General
Revolutionary Youth Movement Of Zimbabwe
+27 72 254 3486

ZIM PRETORIA EMBASSY DEMO:21/02/2008 (REPORT BY MR LUKE ZUNGA)





21 02 2008

Today I participated in a demo organized by the revolutionary youth. Many people attended including journalists from as far as Canada and Germany .

I was humbled that so may people attended. Taking into account that a similar demo is going on in the USA at the Zimbabwe embassy, I think the message is delivered. Our message was that the Diaspora Civic Society organizations, and many others, will not recognize the result of an election in Zimbabwe where we did not participate.

Some people argue whether it is necessary to do these demos on this question of Diaspora vote, since it is unlikely to be heeded to at this stage. Le me say that,

South Africa and SADC want to paint success of the negotiating process and that the Zimbabwe question will be settled by a free and fair election. Indeed they state that all the issues for negotiating were agreed to and the difference is timing of implementation, with Mugabe preferring to implement after the elections and rest are either docile, unclear or going along. One MDC faction was clear that there was no agreement and preferring to implement the items agreed before the elections.

Mugabe cannot agree to pre-election implementation as he will lose control of the rural people and the electoral system. SADC want a free and fair election as the starting point for their assertion that the Zimbabwe question is resolved. So the elections will be held. Mugabe is likely to force a win, then turn to SADC that he is ready to implement what was agreed at the negotiations, and demanding an economic rescue package in exchange for him stepping down by handing power to his chosen successor under provisions of constitutional amendment 18. SADC will announce that all issues are resolved and the Zimbabwe question is cleared off their desks. The objection of MDC will be ascribed as puppet.

What it means is that Zimbabweans in the Diaspora, particularly in SADC, will now be asked to go back to their country. Forced to go back on UN trucks lined to load people with their meagre belongs. Mote than a million people will be dumped on Zimbabwe , with no economic hope. SADC and South Africa will cancel all arrangements currently negotiated for the Diaspora. These are

Petition for SADC to give Temporary Residence Permits to Zimbabweans on their soil until the problem of Zimbabwe is resolved. This petition by Disapora CSO Forum is on SADC desk now and has a deadline for an answer of 28 February 2008, failing which the civil society will take SADC to court to lay evidence of human rights abuses in Zimbabwe and SADC countries. This matter will be stuck off.


In South we are negotiating that Zimbabweans be allowed to engage in business and prepare them for reconstruction of Zimbabwe . The work is being by Diaspora Dev Chamber based in South Africa . Training is going on now and the Zimbabwe Development Chamber is conducting classes to teach on these economic matters. The classes in Johannesburg , Durban and Pretoria are so popular that they are fully booked. Participants write a test and receive a certificate for passing.


Other regions in South Africa are opening up for training as well. What is clear is that Zimbabweans do not know the issues, especially that only Production will turn the economy around, not simply the act of elections. While democracy is essential it needs to be backed by citizens owning factories to produce otherwise there in no recovery. For more details how to turn around the economy of Zimbabwe and who can do it, book for training on 011 339 3629 or 0791383896 or send an sms to 0730941139(they will contact you) . This matter will be scuttled.


Meanwhile in all fairness the Zimbabwe issue will be largely worse, not better. Zimbabwe needs US$50 billion to turn around. The Diaspora program can raise it, from outside Zim but this program will be closed. The suffering of returnees and the country will continue.

The demo then is necessary to state our position now, not after the elections results are out. We will then be able to contest these matters, even going to court.

SADC want an legitimate government based on reformed ZANU. We argue that Zimbabwe economy is controlled by SA and they will have easy pickings while we rot. We want to be able to prepare ourselves in SA, then go back. Zimbabwe has no international rating and will be unable to raise serious money on the global markets.

Only the citizens in rated countries can and SADC has our Diaspora development plan.

L D ZUNGA

PRELIMINARY REPORT : 21st of FEBRUARY, 2008 DEMO AT ZIM EMBASSY, PRETORIA : .

It is of great significance that we have done the biggest demo ever at the so-called Zimbabwean Embassy on the birthday (84th) of our local Dictator, Robert Gabriel Mugabe.
 
The demo had the largest number but was struck me most was the attendance by "veteran activists" eg Daniel Molokele, Luke Zunga and others.
 
The full report will be given by journalists (and this time we had many from various News Agencies.) This time I had that "rally" feeling.
 
I will give my own report after I have got the photos from my reliable friends.
 
But I thought it would be of strategic importance that I inform you why we must agitate for a Diaspora Vote (besides the fact that we deserve it anyway.)
 
If we in the Diaspora reject the 2008 Polls on the basis that they were not free and fair, then whoever "wins" in that restricted exercise will lack legitimacy and Zimbabwe will not get the recognition accompanying investor confidence etc.
 
For your information, I'm on the Board of the Diaspora Chamber that Cde Luke Zunga was talking about (    http://zimdiscussions.blogspot.com/2008/02/mr-luke-d-zunga-pleads-for-practical.html)
 
For now lets read together the mails in my In-Box:
 
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Dear Rev Mufaro,
 
I very much admire the work Zimbabwean Revolutionary Youth Movement is doing to try and bring about change in Zimbabwe.
 
I am currently based in the Uk and would like to support your efforts in any way that I can.
 
I have a website called Baobab Comrades www.baobabcomrades.com which is an online community of creative and enterprising Southern Africans.
 
I think the members on the website would very interested in your views and what you are trying to achieve. I can feature a link to your website on the Main Page if you sign up.
 
Please have a look at the website if you have a chance and sign up if you think we could develop a good partnership.
 
Kind regards,
 
Nyasha Munjoma
Web Administrator
Baobab Comrades
 
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l have received information from  Ms. Khumbulanzimnews@mail.comi Ndlovu of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Union (ZCTU), that Progressive Teachers Union (PTUZ), General Secretary, Raymond Majogwe and other members of PTUZ have been abducted by ZANU PF youth.
ZANU PF government is notorious especially towards presidential election scheduled end of March 2008. Many opposition members are being tortured for their beliefs. Millions of Zimbabweans have fled the country. Tens of thousands (in Zimbabwe) are starving to death due to state made starvation.
 
Please urgently pray for Ms. Kumbulani Ndlovu and others who were arrested with her.You may write a letter of  protest to Zimbabwean Embassy in Pretoria Fax: +27 (0) 12 342 5126 , Tel: +27 (0) 12 342 5125, Email: zimbabwe.embassy@dfat.gov.au,
 
Your support will be greatly appreciated. For further information on the atrocities or humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe write to; Email: zimnews@mail.com, Fax: +27 86 6502 828
Yours For freedom & justice,
 
Collen Makumbirofa
Foundation of Reason & Justice
http://forjustice.atspace.org/
zimnews@mail.com
 
 
PTUZ activists abducted
 
The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions has been informed that a number of activits from the Progressive Teachers Union (PTUZ), including general secretary, Raymond Majogwe were abducted this morning by Zanu PF youths and were reportedly taken to the party offices along fouth street were they are being tortured. Reports we are getting is that some of them may have been beaten seriously. All their telephones have been taken away from them.
The PTUZ, an affiliate of the ZCTU, was distributing flyers on the State of the education system in Zimbabwe and were demanding that authorities act on the collapse of the education system.
 
At the time of this writing, lawyers are trying to have access to them   
 
Khumbulani Ndlovu (Ms)
Information Officer
Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions
P.O Box 3549
Harare, Zimbabwe
Telephone 263-4-794702/794742
Cell 263 11 620 232
Fax 263-4- 728484
E-mail info@zctu.co.zw
Website www.zctu.co.zw
 
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THE LEADERSHIP ZIMBABWE REQUIRES




 

PRELIMINARY REMARKS

The entering of Dr Simba Makoni into the Presidential Race has generated a great deal of excitement. The equation is now more complex and whether you like it or not, the debate has been made wider. Certain factors still remain eg the rigging, the State-Sponsored Violence, the Propaganda and the related ZANU-PF mischief. The only difference is that Mugabe has a wider sphere to charge at and a greater battle to fight.

The people of Zimbabwe have a greater puzzle to solve and the analysts are now more confused than ever.

  1. Is Simba Makoni genuinely against ZANU-PF? What exactly is he against? What does he continue to support? Why does he not come out clearly and either start a new Movement or immediately join the existing Formations?
  2. What is his relationship to the existing Opposition Leaders, Tsvangirai, Mutambara and others? Does he communicate with them? Has he ever communicated with them? Is he prepared to communicate with them? Can anyone help these leaders to communicate?
  3. Which sector of the Zimbabwean society has he "destabilised" most by his arrival? Will Mugabe suffer most or is it Tsvangirai or is it Mutambara? Is Makoni serious or is he just making a point? What value, therefore, has he added by his announcement?
  4. With our experiences of the past 28 years and (more recently) of the past 8 years, what can we urgently do to get the best out of Dr Makoni's offer to lead Zimbabwe? In other words, what is Zimbabwe's best way forward?

WHAT LEADERSHIP DID ZIMBABWE HAVE UP TO NOW?

It must be made perfectly clear that Zimbabwe has never had a Democratic Leadership since its supposed Independence in 1980. Mr Robert Mugabe was regarded as some super-human even before 1980 and he controlled ZANU-PF and Zimbabwe as if it was his personal kite where no other input from any other source had any hope of being acknowledged.

The problems Zimbabwe faced were not really of bad judgement only. The greater problems were due to the fact that Zimbabweans were always taken for granted and were therefore not able to support and defend any decisions that the Executive President made.

With time, Zimbabweans then learnt to oppose even correct decisions made just out of frustration that they had been taken for lifeless dolls for too long and were therefore not going to stand with the man they saw as not respecting them and who was not seeing the value in consulting them before strategic decisions were made.

The decision to send troops into the DRC is a case in point. Without much detail, many Zimbabweans have never forgiven Robert Mugabe. Many believe the resources of the country bled to an extent where our present woes can be traced back to that point. Then Mugabe failed to fully convince his people that looting did not occur during that difficult period. Who knows how many soldiers were lost during that misadventure? Was the then Minister of Defence Moven Mahachi assassinated and was it because he was working on leads that Emmerson Mnanangwa was heavily involved in the looting of minerals in that war-torn country?

The issue is not only the rumours etc. The real issue is the lack of a Leader at the very top who could stand for truth, transparency and intergrity.

Robert Mugabe has always pretended to be vocal and firm only to let the Nation down when he was supposed to stand up to offer Leadership.

A typical example is the case in the formative years of Zimbabwe when Cabinet Ministers and Mrs Sally Mugabe were involved in corruption involving Cressida vehicles. Senior journalist Geoff Nyarota ran into serious problems when he exposed that scandal and we don't remember Mr Mugabe taking that investigation to its very logical conclusion. We only remember the strange death of Senior Minister Maurice Nyagumbo and up to now we don't know whether he committed suicide or the Intelligence Personnel actually forced him to drink a poisoned chalice at gun point.

I've written numerous articles eg "Is Robert Mugabe the Master-Assassin?" and "Appeal to all journalists and writers" and the links to those articles (among others) are available at www.finalpushzim.blogspot.com .

My argument therefore is: We have never had a transparent, democratic leadership in Zimbabwe.

We've had trickery, arrogance, corruption, propaganda, assassinations, patronage etc as our National Menu.
WHAT LEADERSHIP DOES ZIMBABWE NEED?

The entrance of Dr Simba Makoni (as everyone must be observing) has completely destabilised the Zim Political Landscape. This must lead us to seriously ask ourselves: What do we expect of those offering themselves to lead us?

Here are my humble suggestions:

  1. We need a simple human being first and foremost. We have not had a human being leading us since before 1980. We had a racist white before 1980 and a magician of sorts after 1980. A very senior respected writer and journalist by the name of Tanonoka Joseph Machenjera Whande once asked; "What kind of a person is Robert Mugabe? Why does he appear angry when others are relaxed and happy and why does he seem to get great joy when others are mourning and sad?" Interestingly, Robert Mugabe himself recently asked; "Do you really know me?" (at that Ceremony where a certain road was being named after him in Malawi.) Dear God, we need just a simple human being this time.
  2. We need someone who works with a team. We need someone who respects the team that he works with. We need someone who trusts the team that he works with. A President should be able to be out of the public eye for a long time while his team interacts with the Press, the General Public etc. The overall father of the Nation should not suffer from an inferiority complex which leads him/her to over-expose themselves like Robert Mugabe has done in the past 28 years. Mugabe is not respected! Mugabe is feared! What a tragedy!
  3. We need an honest person. We need someone we can depend on. We need someone who answers our questions. Tsvangirai has left lots of people wondering why Ms Lucia Matibenga was unceremoniously expelled from her position. Who today has the answers? Tsvangirai you have let us down in many respects. Thank God your other partners (now under Prof Mutambara) failed to endorse you as the single Presidential Candidate representing the two so-called factions. Let me leave this point at that for now there is another "kid on the block."
  4. We need a humble approachable person. We need journalists, bloggers, analysts etc to able to say: "I spoke to the President and he said this..." , " Yesterday I was with the President and he answered the following questions..." etc. We are tired of mysteries and unanswered and unanswerable questions. Tsvangirai began well (probably) but of late we were hearing murmours and grievances. Is Makoni like that, too we wonder?
  5. Last but not least, we need a person who gives others value and acknowledges the efforts and inputs of others. I will not belabour this point because I would destabilize the campaigns of some . The Zimbabwean Politics is such that if you criticise Tsvangirai, you lose a certain chunk of friends. If you criticise Mutambara, you similarly lose another chunk.

Oh come on Zimbabweans: its true Makoni was there when all evil was done by ZANU-PF. But can't we now have a single large team that unites to, at least, beat Robert Mugabe? Can't we have a leadership that comes from the widest spectrum to remove Robert Mugabe?
As a parting shot: Did you notice that Simba Makoni waited until after the MDC clearly showed complete failure to re-unite? Is there no signifance in that? On the other hand, does Makoni not attach any value in the work done so far by the two MDC formations?
Finally, is it completely wise for Makoni, Tsvangirai and Mutambara to offer themselves to the Zimbabwean peoples as separate entities? Who of them best offers the leadership Zimbabwe requires? As a collective, can they not between them offer the leadership we require?

Respectfully submitted,
Rev Mufaro Stig Hove.

PAN-AFRICAN PARLIAMENT DEMONSTRATION



4th Floor Noswal Hall Tel/Fax. +27 11 339 3629
3 Steimens Street Cell. 0027 78 730 3844
P.O.Box 32038 E-mail:rymzim@yahoo.com.au
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May I take this opportunity to inform you that the undersigned movement will be having a demonstration at the Pan-African Parliament offices on Tuesday, 12 February 2008.These demonstrations are so important as they will also help in keeping the World Cup here in SA.With the current situation we are heading for disaster as FIFA is consulting extensively on whether the lucrative tournament is supposed to be shifted to Australia because of Zimbabwe situation. We are going to highlight all this on this day.

What it means is that collective efforts is the only solution in bringing Zimbabwe back to normal and then have our World Cup for the first time in Africa. It is a very sensitive issue which might take too long for ordinary people to see and by the time we will realize it, it will be too late.

The demonstration will start at 10 am and ends at 12 noon.

For more information please contact the President on 079 619 2955.

Looking forward to seeing you at the Pan African Parliament.

Yours in the struggle of liberating Africa

Simon Mudekwa

President-Revolutionary Youth Movement of Zimbabwe

Global Zimbabwe Forum Protest on Feb 21-22

We have now finalized our program for Feb. 21 – 22. For details   please go to : http://www.zimaction.com/zimdiaspora/index.htm    We need to contact  as many Zimbabweans as we can reach to come to   the demonstration. Please contact by email or by phone as many   friends as you can reach.    We need to know by Wednesday next week how many people  we can   expect at the demonstration.    The following have  been tasked with coordinating recruitment   efforts:    New York.  Fungisai and Alice (516) 967 4613/(646) 577 5289    Pennsylvania  Nick Mada (610)2469462 nmada@msn.com  Stan Mukasa (724) 467 0001 mukasa@iup.edu    Ohio/Michigan  Zvidzair Ruzvidzo/Allan Banda?  Phone :614 622 0427  zvidzair@yahoo.com    Washington DC  "Robson Nyereyemhuka"robson55@yahoo.com      Indiana  Alan Bako (317) 345 2368    Accommodation arrangements are being made byMaswela at    Maswelas@aol.com (513) 410 9495      Scheduled speakers for the protest are  Ralph Black  Handel Mlilo  Ruzvidzo Zvidzair  Nassar Rusike    The Event MC and also in charge of publicity will be  Briggs Bomba    The  next conference call will be on Thursday, February 14,   starting at 9 p.m. Conference details:  Number to Call ---: 1-605-475-6000  Access Code---- : 875057#   Time----------:9.00PM (Eastern Time)  


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