Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Gen Chiwenga gets moved sideways?

With this appointment, Mnangagwa is plotting Chiwenga's public downfall

Everyone who is normal is reacting with shock and disgust at Mnangagwa's appointment of Chiwenga as the Minister of Health and Childcare. Everyone including those who are not normal will be aware that Chiwenga is not well  which is why he is always on the plane to China or South Africa for treatment. Zimbabwe right now is hopelessly facing the Coronavirus and many are dying. So when Mnangagwa, a man who is famous for bringing suffering to human beings, appoints a sick man to be Minister of Health and Childcare, there is something sinister about it. One of the reasons could be a simple one – Mnangagwa wants to appoint someone absent to be Minister of Health and Childcare at a time the country is facing a serious health crisis so that more and more people die. To put it simply, Mnangagwa is appointing 'no one' to be in charge of health so that many more people die, because he just doesn’t care about Zimbabwean lives.

Ret. Gen. Chewenga is not a well man
But when you talk to the learned political people some are saying something less sinister is happening. They say Mnangagwa has made this appointment as way of forcing Chiwenga to come back from China or stop going to China. The reasons for this are two; to keep Chiwenga away from the China where he plotted the coup that removed Mugabe in 2017, and to make sure he stays longer in Zimbabwe and eventually dies from a lack of treatment.

Others are saying Mnangagwa is trying to throw a live snake at Chiwenga in order to humiliate him and make him less popular. This of course is based on rumours that Chiwenga has a faction that wants to remove Mnangagwa. Some are saying the longer Chiwenga stays in Zimbabwe the higher the risk of his death because he needs specialist treatment which cannot be found in Zimbabwe.

To sum up, I personally think Mnangagwa has made this appointment for two reasons:
  1.  To force Chiwenga to come back from China or wherever he is so that he eventually falls sick in Zimbabwe, receives treatment in the country, and inevitably dies
  2.   By putting Chiwenga in charge of the biggest health crisis in Zimbabwe's history, Mnangagwa would be completely destroying the small amount of popularity that Chiwenga has which the generari is hoping to use when carrying out another coup.

Whatever the case is, both men are awful human beings who have ruined our country and because of that,  #Zanupfmustgo because #Zimbabweanlivesmatter


Sindile Ncube

Monday, 3 August 2020

31st July Disaspora Demonstrations London and Manchester

Zimbabwean Human Rights Organisation [ZHRO] Members joined other Zimbabweans in the Diaspora to take part in a peaceful planned demonstration at the Zimbabwean Embassy, at 429, The Strand, London on Friday 31st July 2020. Taking a stand against Looting, Corruption, Government brutality and the appalling living conditions which the ordinary Zimbabwean is made to endure on a daily basis.

An attempt for a peaceful protest was thwarted as most cities were under military surveillance, arresting brave government critics, which took most citizens down memory lane to the Mugabe era and August 2018 army shootings.

Although the citizen’s voices had been silenced by a tyranny in the capital of Harare, the diaspora stood in solidarity with brothers and sister in Zimbabwe, as people gathered in different locations globally. In Namibia a group of marched to the Zimbabwe High Commission in Windhoek.

The planning of the London demonstration was by the grassroots and the setting up of banners was a collective effort by ZHRO and Vuka group. These two human rights organisations have played a pivotal role in the fight for human rights for Zimbabweans. The Zimbabwean Embassy in London is not a new site for such protests organised by the two Human rights groups. Fighting against injustice in the Mugabe era and three years down the line in Under Mnangagwa’s Regime.

ZHRO was also present in a local demonstration in Manchester so that our northern members did not need to travel so far [Leeds and Manchester Branches]

Mr Mnangagwa took power on the premise of change from the old way of governing. The political landscape in Zimbabwe has a taken a sharp U-turn into the old Authoritarian and repressive rule under Mnangagwa’s rule. Looting of the country’s resources which was put to light by Mr Magayisa and Mr Hopewell Chin’ono, Corruption which has not been stamped out as we still see the upper echelon of the political group walking scot free, economically the situation in the country plummeting and unemployment which is rampant. Citizens hoped to hold mass rallies throughout country on Friday, in response to the mismanagement of the country.
The Zimbabwean Police and Army deployed personnel into major cities to clamp down such protesters. Those who managed to gather were detained and kept in Police custody, the like of Tsitsi Dangarembwa and Fadzai Mahere.

“The Mugabe era was characterised by Human rights violation; the new dispensation has gone from bad to worse “Said Sindiso Ncube. “With the way the country is being governed Citizens are afraid to protest, which should be everyone’s constitutional right, because the soldiers are not hesitant to shoot unarmed protestors on the street.

Godard Thabani Bvungidzire

Exposing Corruption and Theft

We have to keep doing what Zanu PF hates i.e  exposing corruption and theft

I am no political strategists, but it seems to me that when Hopewell Chin’ono, Alex Magaisa and many other brave men and women of Zimbabwe exposed corruption by Zanu, the party got into panic mode.

They really hate it when their business gets exposed for the filth that it is. It maybe a coincidence, but ever since the revelations about corruption gained steam amongst Zimbabweans, Zanu PF has been experiencing levels of discontent within its ranks. We hear and read stories about how the leadership have been pointing fingers of blame at each other.  In the midst of that at least two of the big fish died in unclear circumstances!

This is why I think people like me and you who want democracy, justice and ending corruption in Zimbabwe should keep digging for more information about the theft of our money. And the #paybackthemoney needs to continue. Many will agree that anything that causes discord in Zanu PF is a positive thing. So let’s keep on inconveniencing them with these corruption exposés.

This time I really think we need to focus even more on the alpha and omega of corruption in Zimbabwe, the thief in chief, the man who cannot help himself but steal steal steal. I am talking about Mnangagwa himself, of course. We need to dig up his files. Actually, there are so many reports and evidence about his thieving activities, it’s not so much digging up but taking swabs at the surface because his wrinkly hands are all over everything, from mining, banking and probably pimping.
Another one is SB Moyo, the coup announcer, the one who ran away from in London when we tried to have a word with him outside Chatham House, London. 

Let’s keep putting these expose's out please. Let’s not lose heart. The fight is on!


Sindile Ncube

Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Why Zanu PF hates young people

Mnangagwa - "The Crocodile" is an old man
A few months ago, this Zanu government, using its agents, abducted and abused Joana Mamombe, Cecillia Chimbiri and Netsai Marova, three young women from the MDC Alliance. What’s even more sinister is that the three are still being held on house arrests despite requiring medical and psychological treatment, and JUSTICE. The State is charging them of faking their own abduction and sexual assault – how wretched can Zanu get? More recently we have seen MDC youths being assaulted and arrested in trumped up charges, to name a few, Godfrey Kurauone, Judith Tobaiwa, Sekai Muchaina.

These terrible events got me thinking and I quickly realised that Zanu really has a problem with the youth i.e Zanu PF really hates young people! To get a better understanding of this issue, I began to read a bit and spoke to a few political observers who had their own theories as to why Zanu is doing this. Eventually, I came to the following conclusion;

Zanu PF, especially the old men at the top of the party, hate young people because young people have their whole lives ahead of them; they are forward looking, they worry about their future and the future of Zimbabwe. Young people are generally an innovative demography, constantly coming up with better ideas on how the country should be run. They do not have blood on their hands, and so sleep peacefully. They are physically fit and have much more bearable faces and are fancied by the young mistresses who are entangled with the old men of Zanu PF!

Mnangagwa has even had a Statue made of himself - and just as ugly!
If you look at the elderly men running Zimbabwe, none of them possess these characteristics, in fact they are the complete opposite of youthfulness, like the devil is to Jesus. They have blood on their hands, which probably means they get unannounced nightly visitations from the people they killed in the last 40 years. They are backward looking because they lack innovation. They lack innovation because they have never had to innovate to survive, they feed off other people's hard work. They don’t care about the future of Zimbabwe because they are not part of it – a lot of them are 10 years deep into retirement age. To the eye they look hellish, and on top of that they don’t look like a bundle of health either, many of them are allegedly riddled with all sorts of conditions.

Because of their huge stake in the future of Zimbabwe, the fight for a better Zimbabwe will mostly come from the youth just as it was against the Rhodesians in the 1960s and 70s. In the next 10-20 years the youth will be in their 30s, 40s and early 50s, while a majority of the old men in Zanu PF will be rooming with Mugabe in the depths of hell. The few who will still be around will be feeding from a tube, hopefully in receipt of prison style domiciliary care in Chikurubi or at The Hague. I think this is why these old men are so bitter and hateful towards the young people of Zimbabwe or anyone resembling youthness both physically and in terms of ideas. This is probably one of the reasons why Zanu leaders hate Nelson Chamisa so much. This is probably why Zanu PF youth leaders are dried up middle aged men in their 50s!

Long live, the youth of Zimbabwe!!

Sindile Ncube

Saturday, 11 July 2020

On July 31st, Zimbabweans should speak from the Heart

On the 31st of July, Zimbabweans will come out to demonstrate against Zanu PF and how this gang of cruel men and women has ruined their country almost to the point of no return. In this article, I want to urge people to make this demo very personal for themselves. The world will be watching, be a part of history. I am urging people to speak from the heart through various media at their disposal, be it posters or placards in the streets, or tweets, Facebook posts, text messages, WhatsApp messages, audio recordings, and much else. Let's make the world feel our cries and despair.

Between now and the 31st of July, I urge everyone who is taking part to take a moment and decide on the message they want to convey to the world with regards to the atrocities Zanu has been carrying out in our once lovely country.  The message has to be personal for it to be impactful. Say what’s in your heart. See how Zanu has failed you, see how they have cut off your potential. You had dreams when you were young to be 'somebody' when you grow up. By now you thought you would have a house of your own, a decent job or a business of your own, but now you can’t even have a decent meal, no water; electricity is touch and go and a headache can kill you because the health system has been so run down by Zanu theft and incompetence.

You see people of your age whose parents are Zanu officials driving around in plush cars bought by money that is stolen from your heritage as a Zimbabwean citizen. Look around you, see the damage Zanu has done to your loved ones. Your uncle who died from malaria because he could not afford to pay for the prescription, your aunt who died from diabetes because the family could not afford to pay for the insulin; your grandfather who had to be ferried to a local clinic at night by wheelbarrow only to find it closed because there is no money to run it – it’s been stolen by Zanu.  Look at the mothers with their hungry babies lying on street pavements 12 hours in the cold only to sell a handful of tomatoes.

Look at the dreams Zanu have shattered, university graduates selling airtime cards on street corners, young girls who are having to sell their bodies to men like the old men in Zanu and their rich friends. Look at the people fleeing Zimbabwe into South Africa, including mothers with babies on their back trying to sneak under razor wire. Many of these people will never see their relatives again, many will miss funerals of loved ones, some may even be unfortunate enough to be subjected to another wave of xenophobic machete attacks in South Africa. This is what Zanu has done to us.

Have this deep think, and then design your makeshift placard. Tell the world what you think about Zanu, Mnangagwa, Chiwenga and all the cruel people in this government. Tell the world what these people have done to you, to your family, to the neighbourhood you grew up in, and to your country. Tell the world you want all of them gone, all of them, from the president to wastes of space like that Matemadanda man who continues to embarrass us all whenever he opens his mouth.

On July 31, speak from the heart!!

Sindile Ncube

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Corruption: the Cancer in our government

Corruption has been a Cancer which has eaten its way to the heart of Zimbabwe’s social, economic and political landscape for past thirty years, prevalent in the Robert Mugabe’s era, with Zimbabwe considered to be one of the most corrupt countries in the world, little has changed in the Post-Mugabe Zimbabwe.

President Mnangagwa having been 'heralded' as the bearer of change and a break away from the old authoritarian rule and economic mismanagement, immediately upon inauguration declared an open war on corruption stating;

  “acts of corruption must stop forthwith, every case of corruption must be investigated and punished in accordance with the dictates of our law”. 

After two years in power, to what extent has Mnangagwa managed to curb corruption? In short, its bleak.
Obadiah Moyo

With the recent arrest of the Health and childcare Obadiah Moyo, for alleged corruption related to the procurement of Covid-19 test kits and medical equipment supply to combat the corona virus pandemic, endangering the lives of our health care worker who had to fight the virus with little to no PPE. Mr. Moyo was granted bail and is set to appear before the court again on the 31st of July.
Mr. Moyo became the second minister to be arrested on charges of corruption in Mnangagwa’s government, after the arrest of the former minister of tourism Prisca Mupfumira on corruption involving $95 million from the state pension fund.

Both ministers have proven to be part of a dysfunctional ruling power, institutionalized corruption scheme and power-hungry leader who are willing to serve self over masses. Until actual arrests have been made and justice served the President’s fight against corruption is just but a lip service which not baked up with action.

“The recent admission by President Mnangagwa of corruption within the top government official point to a deep rooted problem within our government and show how corruption is embedded in Zanu PF’s DNA ,the only way to deal with such a system is to cut the head off the snake “

A comment from made by Sandra Bvungidzire a political activist in the diaspora .

Till the government takes a radical step towards the fight against corruption by not sparing the rod to all political heavy weights who engage in the abuse of office, our country will remain in a free fall path towards destruction.

By Sindile Ncube

Tuesday, 2 June 2020

Black Lives Matter

Globally Black Lives Matter, Except in Zimbabwe

The Black Lives Matter Movement has gone GLOBAL, yet
the torture of the MDC 3, is still not yet investigated.
Globally Black lives matter except in Zimbabwe
Torture of MDC 3, still not yet investigated.

The footage of the brutal, personal, slow and painful murder of Floyd George by

"Make White Great Again,"  

cap wearing former policeman, Derek Chauvin, whilst 3 of his colleagues looked on nonchalantly, seems to have gone global.

There have been protests in over 30 cities in the United States of America alone.  There have also been solidarity protests in  London, Cardiff, Berlin, Milan, Glasgow, Bristol, Denmark and Canada just to name a few countries and cities, with likely more protests planned.

Given the number of world wide protests, following the killing of Floyd George, the right to Freedom of Expression as stated in the United Nations Charter, signed and ratified by the counties above where the protests are taking place, seems to be standing tall in the context of the right to protest.  Further, the Freedom of Expression of MDC Alliance Zimbabweans, according to the Zimbabwean Constitution, is being strangled to death.

We at Zimbabwe Human Rights Organisation (ZHRO) are extremely concerned that the Freedom of Expression of Zimbabweans is being violently stifled by the Government of Emerson Mnangagwa

Even though there are active lockdowns in many of the countries and cities mentioned above, which have a combined population of over 850 million in total.  Compared to Zimbabwe, there has not been even one mention or accusation of an abduction or Torture of Activists by any of the states above.

There has not even been a single member of parliament arrested or questioned by the police for protesting.  There has not even been one person shot and wounded or killed during the protests.  Yet in Zimbabwe, the Government, including the courts, make fun out of the persecuted by making them wear prison uniforms whilst they are recovering in Hospital.  In Zimbabwe the government behaves as if black lives do not matter.

When the treatment of those involved in the Global Mass Protest (against the killing of Floyd George) in the West is further compared to the treatment of the MDC 3 and others in Zimbabwe, who numbered less than 500 and were involved in a simple flash protest; the actions of Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU PF), their state proxies Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) and the so called Third Force in Zimbabwe, it makes the ZANU PF look utterly useless at being democratic and at following the Conventions and Covenants they signed at the United Nations.

This assertion (of ZANU PF not keeping to their Covenants) is given even more credence, by the fact that Zimbabwe has less than 18 million people, compared to the combined population of the aforementioned countries.  The sheer and utter uselessness of ZANU PF is laid bare.

Further, the reluctance of ZANU PF and their proxies to investigate the abduction, torture, rape and sexual assault of the MDC 3 speaks volumes.  Especially when one of those treated in such a degrading, painful, inciting and insulting way is an actual sitting Member of Zimbabwe Parliament (MP).

Therefore the treatment of the activists and especially the MP, may be deemed as an actual act of terrorism by the same state forces and this actually threatens integrity of Zimbabwe as a country.

Which actually brings the whole debacle, solved or unsolved, to one conclusion.  There is a real and actual constitutional crisis in Zimbabwe, and it needs the people to solve it.
 "At the end of the day, the country, does belong to the people and not the government."
As such, the promises made by the MDC Alliance youth leaders, to protest, in response to the actions of ZANU PF, its information ministry, its ZRP and its third force are clear and understandable.  The reasons why the MDC Youth have made the promises to protest are noble.

For now, ZHRO can only wish you (MDC Alliance Youth) well and encourage you to be bold, be brave and exercise your God given rights.  ZHRO will soon join you, by returning to have a weekly peaceful Vigil protest every Wednesday, at 11am, outside the Zimbabwe Embassy, at 429, The Strand, London.  Uniting to have a Peaceful, Massive, Mass Protest is arguably the only option left.  This will hopefully show ZANU PF, ZRP and their third force that yes, Black lives should matter, especially in Zimbabwe.

Shooting unarmed civilians does not make you a good and strong leader, it weakens you.  Tormenting the citizens does not make them fear you, it makes them hate you.

By Thabo Makayana