Tuesday 15 August 2017


By Ebson Chigwedere

The only way we'll get freedom for ourselves is to identify ourselves with:

  • Every oppressed soul in Zimbabwe.
  • Every progressive and peace loving Zimbabwean and
  • the long suffering and voiceless Zimbabweans.

There is no freedom of speech and expression, freedom of assembly and association. If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter. I cry for freedom from fear in Zimbabwe. It always seems impossible until it’s done. We shall see real freedom in Zimbabwe. For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.

When injustice becomes law, rebellion becomes my duty. 

Each time I stand up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, I send forth a tiny ripple of hope...building a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance in Zimbabwe. 

Zimbabwe, with its institutions, belongs to her people. Whenever we grow weary of the government, we should not be denied to exercise our constitutional right. We demand a fair electoral field before and during the 2018 harmonised elections in Zimbabwe. 

Someone should tell President Mugabe that the vast of Zimbabweans want free and fair elections. I am making these statements because of my love for democracy and my love for Zimbabwe. I am making a stand for human rights in Zimbabwe. The Human Rights Act protects ordinary people’s freedom, safety and dignity, and helps us hold authorities to account when things go wrong. But now it's under threat in Zimbabwe. I am standing up for the Human Rights Act.

I call for free and fair elections in Zimbabwe. 

“Violence is impractical because it is a descending spiral ending in destruction for all." 
 "It is immoral because it seeks to humiliate the opponent rather than win his understanding: it seeks to annihilate rather than convert. Violence is immoral because it thrives on hatred rather than love. It destroys community and makes brotherhood impossible. It leaves society in monologue rather than dialogue. Violence ends up defeating itself. It creates bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers.”
To be patriotic is to be able to question government policy in times of crisis. To be patriotic is to stand up for Human Rights and the Constitution in times of uncertainty and insecurity. To be patriotic is to speak up against the powerful in defence of the weak and the voiceless. To be patriotic is to be willing to pay the price to preserve our freedoms, dignity, and rights. To be patriotic is to challenge the abuses

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