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President Mnangagwa speaks of Unity, but continues to blame MDC for Harare Violence!

In Harare on the 1st August 2018 as the demonstrations was happening, the Zimbabwe Defense Force went into total mayhem. They killed 6 civilians and hurt a dozens more. That was the result after the army was called in quell the demonstrations. This happen as the Police was looking at the situation and not interfering in the army use of live bullets against unarmed civilians. No one should say, that when using guns, there wouldn’t be casualties… the fatal killings was on orders by the higher power. If that was Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga or President Emmerson Mnangagwa. However, he and the authorities are under control of the Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF), who clearly did this to send the message.

Therefore, today two weeks after, the President continues to blame the biggest opposition party, as he ordered or his fellow brothers ordered soldiers to the streets on that day. Still, he blames Movement for Democratic Change – Alliance (MDC Alliance). Because, why not? It is easy to blame the unarmed civilians, but not the soldiers aiming into the crowds with live bullets. That is how foolish Mnangagwa is, it is insane, but that is Mugabe Swagger. The swagger of blood and tears of others, that gives him and junta strength.

Extract of Mnangagwa’s speech:

These were held in a peaceful environment where citizens were able to exercise their democratic rights without fear or intimidation. Allow me, to extend my sincere appreciation to the whole nation for observing peace, before, during, and after these harmonized elections. This has made us proud as a nation. I am however deeply concerned with the incidents of violence that rocked the streets of Harare at the instigation of some members of the MDC Alliance leadership, which subsequently resulted in the regrettable loss of lives, injury to persons and damage to property. On behalf of Government, and indeed on my own behalf, I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the bereaved families and relatives of the victims of the politically motivated violence. We strongly condemn these barbaric acts of violence. Let me once again state that violence and intolerance have no place in the new Zimbabwe, in our Second Republic. We continue to call for restraint, peace and more peace throughout the country. The new dispensation has opened up the country’s democratic and economic space and demonstrated that Zimbabwe’s democracy has matured. This, however, should never be abused. Let us bury our political differences and focus on rebuilding a prosperous Zimbabwe as one family” (Emmerson Mnangagwa – ‘Full Text: President Mnangagwa Defence Forces Day Speech’ 14.08.2018, Onesimo, link: https://news.pindula.co.zw/2018/08/14/full-text-president-mnangagwa-defence-forces-day-speech/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialWarfare).

We can see that Mnangagwa are blaming the MDC Alliance, but not taking responsibility for the havoc and killings done. That is all on the opposition who is under investigation. That he talks of abuse of democracy, but sending soldiers against civilians is cool?

Good to know what he stands for and what is level of justice. Because that demonstrators are in the streets is a big problem. Than, there isn’t much for democracy, more a militant government ready, to aim and shoot at them. If they don’t follow the President and the Generals orders.

It is hard to see it has matured, as the silence and allowed movement was in the days before the polls, but the system and institutions was all under control. There wasn’t a free and fair elections, it was ready make him and ZANU-PF the winners. That is why there been double counting of polling stations and not shown the proper voter-roll and even the tenders of the ballots. There haven’t been a trustful process from Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC). This knows Mnangagwa, but he tries to make this Harmonized Elections as wonderful as possible, but the ones who has followed it. Knows it fell short of certain vital aspects to be a credible election.

He can call for restraint of the Republic. Maybe, first not order the soldiers to kill civilians. That would really help. How can you be united, when you are calling the other party criminal, as you are blaming them for your orders. That is how to disenfranchise parts of the population, while not taking responsibility for own actions.

Mnangagwa should take responsibility, it would different for him. He has usually blamed everyone else. From Joshua Nkomo, Morgan Tsvangirai and now Nelson Chamisa. It would be healthy for him to show some courtesy… but that isn’t in him. The true colors of Mugabisms is all in the open.

Enough for now. Peace.

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Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa’s footsie with the West lost as Trump renewed the sanctions!

Ever since the military coup in November 2017, the Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) have tried to look cute and act differently than under Mugabe. However, there only been minor changes and very little substance. This has been even more proof after the polls, as the violence, killings and the direct oppression of Movement for Democratic Change – Alliance has appeared. That President Emmerson Mnangagwa wanted a favorable return in the good graces of West is natural, as he graced Economic Convention in Switzerland and so-on.

He has clearly failed as on the 8th August: “On Wednesday, August 8, 2018, the President signed into law: S. 2779, the “Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Amendment Act of 2018,” which amends the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act of 2001” (White House, 09.08.2018). Clearly, the Zimbabwean authorities and ruling party thought they could stop this, make sure the Republic was open for business. Now, the economic sanctions will continue, as the trial period and the tests have malfunctioned.

The ZANU-PF couldn’t really change and Mnangagwa shows the world why he was the underling of Mugabe. He was the one coordinating and ensuring that the state, took care of dissidents and opposition. Silenced them and surely made sure they wouldn’t become a hassle. Now, the same figure is in the hands of the army and Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga. The army will clearly secure the power, as they are the benefactor of the coup in November 2017. They are now silently securing themselves and using power to intimidate people.

What is in the newly enacted law is saying: “C) Consistent with Zimbabwe’s 2013 Constitution, the Defence Forces of Zimbabwe— (i) are neither permitted to actively participate in campaigning for any candidate nor to intimidate voters; (ii) are required to verifiably and credibly uphold their constitutionally-mandated duty to respect the fundamental rights and freedoms of all persons and to be nonpartisan in character; and (iii) are not permitted to print, transfer, or control ballots or transmit the results of elections” (S. 2779 – “Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Amendment Act of 2018”, 25.07.2018).

The army is clearly to partisan and involved directly in the government alone, to the ZANU-PF to be able to stop the sanctions in the previous bill. That now is amended. Really shows the intent of the United States, to tell them to not use the military politically and therefore continuing to sanction them.

As well as this part of the law too: “(2) The Government of Zimbabwe takes concrete, tangible steps towards— (A) good governance, including respect for the opposition, rule of law, and human rights;” (S. 2779 – “Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Amendment Act of 2018”, 25.07.2018). The ZANU-PF is not respecting for the opposition, rule of law and neither Human Rights.

That is why this law was justified and also the lack of movement by Mnangagwa and his comrades. The ZANU PF had interests in doing so, they do not want to loose grip. Mnangagwa wants power and needs it, the same for the ZDF and the ones who gave him the job. They are continuing the Operation Restore Legacy, but without the crowds and marches. They are now doing it with intimidation. Proving more of the same.

If Mnangagwa thought his footsie for a few months would change this and stop the sanctions. Now, the US Government has shown consistency in this matter. If the Zimbabwe want changes of policy and a bilateral agreement with them. They need to see steps in good governance and actual progress, not just print a few PR Campaigns and walking around in scarfs.

The population of Zimbabwe deserves better than this junta administration. They deserves someone who honor and actually delivers needed services. Now, it is just a government there to eat and intimidate. They are not victors, but another hostile takeover to reign. Just as they have done since 1980. Peace.

Zimbabwe: Beatrice Mtetwa letter to Commissioner of General Police Godwin Matanga – “Re: Abduction of Tendai Biti” (09.08.2018)

UNHCR concerned over reports of forced return of Zimbabwean asylum-seeker (09.08.2018)

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is gravely concerned about reports of the forced return of a Zimbabwean asylum-seeker by Zambia to his country of origin.

A senior Zimbabwean politician expressed the intention to seek asylum in Zambia at the border yesterday. It is reported that the authorities handed him over to his country of origin today despite a court order to the contrary.

Refoulement or forcibly returning refugees and asylum-seekers to their country of origin is a serious violation of international refugee law. UNHCR calls on Zambia to investigate this reported incident urgently.

Mnangagwa is ready to use the law as to tool to oppress the public: Prime Example now exiled Tendai Biti!

Today, on the 8th August 2018, just mere days before the inauguration, the President and his men have sided with using the law as a tool to oppress and create criminals. Instead of using the judiciary to catch criminals, they are now enforced to persecute the opposition. The first victim on the border to Zambia was Tendai Biti, the newly elected MDC Alliance MP and spokesperson, who has been charged with several counts as the soldiers, was killing civilians on the streets of Harare. Clearly, the authorities have handpicked the leadership; the army have even hounded the mother’s house of Biti in recent days. To really intimidate anyone who stands in their way.

“MDC Alliance principal Tendai Biti has been arrested at the Zimbabwe-Zambia border while trying to flee the country to seek asylum in neighbouring Zambia. Biti is in police custody and expected to be transported back to Harare to assist police with investigations into post-election violence which rocked Harare on August 1. On Monday, the Zimbabwe Republic Police said it was looking for nine senior MDC-Alliance officials, including Tendai Biti and Morgen Komichi, on allegations of inciting their supporters to embark on an illegal demonstration last Wednesday in Harare” (The Herald – ‘BREAKING NEWS: Fleeing Biti arrested’ 08.08.2018 link: https://www.herald.co.zw/breaking-news-fleeing-biti-arrested/).

This here is deliberate act of violence against the opposition, to secure the weakening of the MDC Alliance, they wouldn’t have picked another man for that reason. Neither the other leader named leaders, as they want to ensure the opposition get scattered and weak. They are using the law as a claw to destroy and silence it.

That is the sad reality of today, as Biti tried to escape, but didn’t, as the police and authorities catch up to him.

However, newer reports are that he is still on the way to Lusaka:

“This is what we know. Chirundu is a one-stop border post. Biti arrived with an asylum-related letter from the Zambian embassy. CID were in pursuit. He proceeded straight to Zambia immigration and passport stamped. Zim military intelligence then tries to detain him. Video doing rounds of “citizens arrest” is in fact Zimbabwe Military Intelligence officers in plain clothes. But because Biti was technically already in Zambia, Zambians had jurisdiction and after discussions with authorities, MI lost their catch and Biti allowed in. So Tendai Biti is in Zambia on his way to Lusaka where his asylum will be formalised. The Zambians have hosted many Zimbabweans since November coup, among them former President Mugabe’s nephew Patrick Zhuwao” (ZimLive.Com, 08.08.2018).

This story is not over, as one of the key leaders of MDC Alliance is now in exile applying refuge. Clearly, the state is so vindictive, that he only see safety. That the law and the police are so harsh, that the only way out is exile. Says a lot about the affairs and what is going on. When one of the key leaders in the opposition and newly minted MP are fleeing, you just know that the policies and the methods used by ZANU-PF is wrong. That President Mnangagwa is using intimidation and the law to silence his opposition is striking. He is doing the same as in the past, but this time for his direct benefit and not for the Goblin.

Biti is a victim now, who wonder whose next up in line, but know that the authorities are hunting down the ones who standing in its way. Peace.

Mnangagwa is a bit too hostile to be a winner!

Swords can win territories but not hearts, forces can bend heads but not minds.”Mirza Tahir Ahmad

Emmerson Mnangagwa the announced winner of the Presidential Elections on the 2nd August 2018, which will be inaugurated on the 12th August 2018. However, if he was a real victor of the 30th July 2018 polls, then he wouldn’t need to crack-down on the opposition party Movement for Democratic Change – Alliance (MDC-Alliance). If the Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) was a real winner, they wouldn’t need the army to attack civilians and neither charge the MDC Alliance leadership for all sort of crimes.

This is just like the President likes the 1980s, when he was Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office. At that time Mnangagwa was charging the leadership in and around Joshua Nkomo. Now, he is doing the same to Nelson Chamisa, where the MDC Alliance leadership are getting charged and investigated. As he plans to set up a Commission to investigate the demonstrations, but that means he wants to wash his hands of the orders of sending soldiers with shoot-to-kill orders of civilians. While, the same soldiers have been trashing vendors in Harare and other places attacked people who voted for MDC. Clearly, this is not actions of a victor, but of loser on a vendetta.

Mnangagwa is repeating history and he does with the power, which was given him by the army in November 2017. Therefore, some part of this play is in the hands of General Constantino Chiwenga or Zimbabwe Defence Force (ZDF), who has ordered the soldiers into the streets and show the strength of the ZANU-PF. That is why the Herald is writing stories of the greatness of the party and saying none of the state sponsored violence is true. The killings of the civilians are blamed on hooligans. Vice-President Chiwenga surely has accepted all of this and all parts of the government are now trying to spin-it.

Mnangagwa we know this is the real you, your blaming everyone else, but part of the order and the machine of intimidation. Mnangagwa couldn’t have won a real election, he had to rig it. Therefore, he needs the army and the police to attack people into submission. That is what you are currently doing, with your activity. If your thinking this will open Zimbabwe for business, Mr. Mnangagwa your wrong, unless your only seeking loans from Beijing, because they don’t give a crap until your topped-up and they can take the resources you have. That is what China does, but by that time your dead and the next generation are repaying on the topped up debt.

Well, Mnangagwa, this is clearly showing that your character is to use force and not be gentle. Your not a gentleman and the stamp of Crocodile is for a reason. Your a seasoned man for violence and it is showing. Your speaking of peace, but using the sword. Peace.

Statement on the Citizens’ Manifesto: Defend the Vote Campaign (07.08.2018)

Zimbabwe: MDC-T Press Statement (07.08.2018)

Zimbabwe: Circular No. 18 of 2018 – ‘Inaguration of President Mnangaga scheduled 12 August 2018’ (07.08.2018)

Statement of the Chairperson of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, his excellency H.E João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço on Zimbabwe’s harmonised elections, 30 July, 2018 (04.08.2018)

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