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Monday, 30 June 2008

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eyallow

Rubbish!!! I take my distance from such thinking.

Mugabe may have represented a voice that empowered the black man to stand up and face the domineering and patronizing nature of the white race without recourse to fear. However, Mugabe's tactics have failed to achieve this purpose in a way that could put him on a pedestal as Mandela or that could represent a role model for any aspiring African leader.

He has resorted to violence and intimidation, including brutality on his own people, in the course of doing this. He has failed in the implementation of the kind of diplomacy that achieves it goals that leaves all parties satisfied...That is just what a good leader does.

Remember divide and rule seems to be what he advocated by his drastic land reforms. We let the white man into our land and embraced his bible in the foolish way we do today and closed our eyes in prayers to his God, who never listens to us, and our lands were taken from us.

However we must acknowledge that in every land on earth, there should be space for everyone. If we believe in this then the land reforms were a good idea but implemented in a way that was based on vengeance.

My example of a shining ruler is Mandela who has never lifted a hand to inflict pain on those that jailed him for 27 years but made SA what it is today with implementing a policy as draconian as that of the white regime!

nihilism01

Idiot, do your homework please. You have no idea what you are talking about, and can we cut the crap with the conspiracy theories?

Fon

Cyprian Monju,
I am not surprise since I know just too well that the devil equally has friends; so are you a friend to the monster call Mugabe.
As someone said, the word dictator is too mild to describe Mugabe and the word monster is just mild to use on him. Hence the search for appropriate abjectives is necessary.For the moment, he is a perversely cruel beast and One who inspires horror or disgust.

"If the international body wants Mugabe to step down from power they should clean the whole of Africa, starting with Africa's longest-serving leaders, Omar Bongo of Gabon, Teodoro Obiang Nguema of Equatorial Guinea, Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, Paul Biya of Cameroon"
Cyprian Monju, after adoring Mugabe and presenting Tvsangirai as a rebel, you concluded by saying Africa is dirty including your demi god, Mugabe. What a contradiction! If you accept that Africa is dirty including Mugabe, the cleaning must begin from somewhere.

Sali

Senility is Mugabe's problem. Nothing less!!! A real mad cow!! Read this article published in Voice of The Oppressed(www.nebafuh.com)

African Rulers-The Dregs of African Leadership

By Neba-Fuh

Egypt's resort town of Sharm El Sheikh is host to the world's most dreaded dictators meeting under the banner of the African Union Summit. Amongst them is Zimbabwe's junta leader Robert Mugabe, who recently hijacked people's power by performing a one-man -show , after constantly intimidating his challenger-Morgan Tsvangirai and his supporters resulting to deaths, in a run-off 'election' that was a clear slaughter of democracy. A once respected African liberation hero, Mugabe is now defecating on the platform that projected him to the apex of the list of African liberation fighters. An octogenarian like Robert Mugabe should be enjoying a well-deserved rest just like his contemporary-living legend and ace freedom fighter- Madiba Nelson Mandela is doing.


Mugabe is exhibiting a severe case of senility, that is not only disgracing his family, the Zimbabwean people, but Africa as a whole.

His argument of indispensability by purporting that the British and Americans will recolonize Zimbabwe if he leaves power is a tragic symptom of wisdom's cramp. We know the unmistakable treachery that these two Western Powers have plunged the world into, but for an 84 year- old African dictator to present the above as an excuse to rig elections in order to rule a nation already suffering a more than 355,000% inflation rate is the first major joke of the 21st century. Africa's sufferings have been exacerbated by the continual clinging to power by people like Mugabe. He is just one of the many oligarchs, that has plundered Africa's riches, leaving the masses miserably helpless. That's why he had the guts to threaten fellow African dictators after his flawed run-off 'election' just before the summit, by saying that: he was waiting to see that finger that will point at him-that dirty finger from an African leader that thinks it is clean. Mugabe could never have been wrong! Which finger could really point at Mugabe? Is it the host Hosni Mubarak's 27years-in- power- finger or Gabon's Bongo's 41years-in-power-finger? Is it Libya's Qadhafi's 38years-in-power finger? Just to name these few.


On the eve of this summit, celebrations marking Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday kickstarted in London's Hyde Park with a star-studded concert. Political and entertainment gurus rallied to pay homage to what real African leadership is suppose to mean. A man whose choices and decisions are guided by service and sacrifice. A man whose vision of Africa is not enshrined in the vice of greed . A man who would rather perish in prison than live in a society where freedom was a privilege, not a right. A man whose captors would assemble to applaud his bravery. A man who demystified the notion that all African leaders cling to power until power kicks them off. This is Mandela -the anti apartheid prisoner who became President! He represents a whole lot of African visionaries who did not have the opportunity to clock 90 like him: Kwame Nkrumah, Patrice Lumumba, Um Nyobe, etc.
They craved for a united Africa out of love , not out of greed like the 'dregs' we have today.


Egypt's summit is another rendez-vous for dim-witted cronies, some of whom are constantly worried about changing their diapers because of old age than concentrating on the issues they have plunged Africa into. Instead of them worried on how to push the Millennium Development Goals(MDG), they might be caught up with the Zimbabwe saga-Election rigging and manipulation-something most of them are guilty of. Who could point that finger ? The young African rulers who could have been the innovative think tank of those old recalcitrant guards, are nothing more than monarchical derivatives -The Kabilas and the Eyademas, still troubled by Dads' poisoned genes.


The dregs of African leadership deserve their place in the dustbin! Even though some of these rulers have embezzled the peoples' money equivalent to multiple budgets of their nations, we still plead that they recognize that they cannot form any valuable solution to the numerous problems they have plunged this great continent into. Africa- the richest continent in the universe has become an economic eyesore. A peoples' destiny held hostage by a greedy few. Their rule is nothing more than a movie shot without a director . They will be strangled by their own web!

R_Pio

This Article is STUPID. The reporter has a vague idea of Zimbabwe's politics left alone it's History. Please Mr Reporter try to groom yourself with in-dept information about issues as complicated as this (Zimbabwe) before you write such a crap. Remember, this is on the WED and not tied to one street paper in Cameroon.

Jesco

Cyprian Monju or whatever you call youself. You must be coming from beyond to utter such trash about Mugabe. Buffoonery runs in your blood stream. Thank God you are a nobody in the political arena, else you would have similarly plunged God's creation into an inferno like the one perpetrated by your senile idol in Zimbabwe. The Post please ban such journalists. Sorry, he is not qualified to be one!

emmanuel

this is the most silly thing i have ever read from a 21st century journalist. I really did think I could rely on postnews as a source of getting news back home in cameroon, but after going through this article, i just know its not worth it. That was a real myopic school of thought and i'd have to blame your editor aswell

TAGRO

The Zimbabwe Guardian (London)

INTERVIEW
2 May 2008
Posted to the web 2 May 2008


WITH controversy in the western media about Zimbabwe, disputes about the outcome of March 29 voting for president, myriad charges against President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu PF party, and calls from opposition leaders for western intervention, Final Call interviewed Zimbabwean Ambassador to the United States, Machinvenyika Tobia Mapuranga to discuss the political situation in Zimbabwe and issues facing the country.

Ambassador Mapuranga pointed out that his country functions off of a constitution approved by and based on the British system, and the failure of efforts to change the constitution as evidence that his country is a democracy. He says the current controversy stems from a longtime struggle for Zimbabwe to chart its own course.


Final Call (FC): Your Excellency, what is the atmosphere in Zimbabwe? What is the atmosphere among the people?

Ambassador Mapuranga: My wife as we speak is in Zimbabwe. She left last week and we've been in touch on a daily basis. She says you cannot believe Zimbabwe has just gone through an election. It is peaceful, normal, and people are back to work. This is the information I also get from my ministry.

FC: That sounds very different from what we're reading in the Western press. Why do you think that is?

Ambassador Mapuranga: Well, you know that the West has an agenda. From the time we launched the land reform program. ... You have to realize that Zimbabwe and South Africa were earmarked to be "White man's country." That is the phrase that was used by great administrators like Lord Salisbury, Sir Harry Johnston, Lord Milner; those who administered the British Empire. They said that Zimbabwe, which was then Southern Rhodesia, together with South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, are "White man's country," meaning that they were for permanent White settlement and domination.

This policy entailed that the native population would be herded into, in my country they were called, "native reserves." I grew up in a native reserve myself. The rest of the country was taken over for British, White settlement.

This policy also envisaged that the ratio between the incoming British settlers and the natives would be changed in favor of the White settlers. It happened successfully, totally successfully, in New Zealand, Australia, and Canada. It was well, well, on its way to success in South Africa and Zimbabwe.

As we speak now, in South Africa the population ratio has been changed from 1 to 19,000 in the 16th century to 1 to 10! In my country, at the height of White settlement during the federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, the ratio was 1 to 13. But because the liberation war broke out, many of them left and found themselves in England, America, New Zealand and Canada, and the population has changed now.

That explains the reason why the people of Zimbabwe had to fight 14 years of a liberation war. I think your war of independence was only about three years. We had to fight 14 years against the British to get Zimbabwe free. We had to change the colonial heritage. And the moment we tried to do that, we were earmarked for "regime change." That is the phrase used by President Bush and Tony Blair, the last prime minister of Britain.

From the moment we launched the land reform program, they used their money to engineer the formation of an organization party they call MDC (Movement for Democratic Change) which is funded through the Westminster Foundation and the Zimbabwe Democracy Trust. These are two British bodies that are sustaining the opposition. It's not a secret. If you want to visit their websites, they will tell you, "we have sent so much money."

The Liberal Party, the Labour Party, and the Conservative Party, also known as the Tories, they will be boasting they have sent so much money to bolster the opposition and NGOs, non-governmental organizations. There's such a proliferation of NGOs in Zimbabwe because this is part of the strategy to overthrow the People's Revolutionary Government and install puppets, the MDC.


And as for the United States, this is all for public consumption. If you look at the Department of State's annual report--look at the annual report for 2007, look up the section that deals with Zimbabwe--you will read everything there. "That we (the U.S.) are supporting, we spent so much money--we are funding the opposition, and NGOs that are opposed to the government."

FC: Is there any fear that what happened in Kenya after the elections, the war, the outbreak of fighting, is there any fear some of that might happen in Zimbabwe?

Ambassador Mapuranga: Absolutely not. In Zimbabwe, we see, we have the politics of ideology. We don't have the politics of ethnicity. If you look at Kenya, the United States and Britain, the European Union, they are very happy with either Raila Odinga in power, or President Mwai Kibaki. Any of them is their friend. If any of them has the ascendancy in Kenya, it will not lead to any fundamental transformation in the body politic, or in the ideology of the society.

But in Zimbabwe, this is different. We are talking about a government which is spearheaded by a revolutionary party, which spearheaded the armed struggle against British Imperialism, and for that we have never been forgiven. And, a party that was the creation of the Imperialists themselves has been funded by the Imperialists themselves.

Now, the people of Zimbabwe have submerged their ethnic sentiments. And they look at the vision of their country in terms of this goal: Is it going to be a country that is under control of neo-colonialism? Or a country in which the African people are not content to be just laborers on the White man's farms? They have to be owners of the land, or a country in which Africans are content to be laborers on the White man's mines? ...


And this is why because we are experimenting with, and pioneering a new paradigm of development, which is not found elsewhere in Africa, we have to be aborted. This process has to be aborted. This is why there is, why there is such a tremendous interest of the Western press of the goings on in Zimbabwe.

FC: What do you see as the future for Zimbabwe?

Ambassador Mapuranga: The future is that we agreed to continue this revolutionary struggle. We got back our land. We want to make it productive because you know we were just laborers on the White man's land. Now we must learn to make it productive. Production in the agriculture sector has gone down because we were not used to being owners of the land. Now we are going to make it productive. We are going to teach our people the correct use of the soil and give them the farm implements. ...

What we launched last year is the largest farm mechanization program in the whole of Africa. It has never happened in any other African country, the farm mechanization. Tens of thousands of tractors and combine harvesters, and hundreds of thousands of plows and shovels have been distributed throughout the country. This is an historic economic movement that is taking place now in Zimbabwe to rehabilitate our agricultural sector.

We also passed a law about three or four weeks ago, in which Africans, the indigenous people, have to have at least 51 percent of the equity in all investment in the mineral sector so that we cannot continue to be just laborers in the White man's mines. We have to be part of the ownership of these mineral resources.

Our future lies in making this new paradigm a success. We are going to develop this country with the indigenous people in charge of the natural resources of the land.

FC: When will the results of the election be released?

Ambassador Mapuranga: We had four in one elections. This was something unprecedented. We had elections of the local government councils, elections for the Senate, elections for the House of Assembly, and elections for the president. All four in one day.

People were saying this is unprecedented and there's going to be tremendous confusion and problems. In a sense, they were correct. Sorry, they were not correct in a sense, because the voting went on very smoothly. There were no problems or confusion at the level of the voter. But in a sense they were also correct because the problem has been at the level of the ZEC, which is the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission. It was has not been able ... it was overwhelmed by the work, and was not able to deliver the results within two or three days as used to be the case since our independence.

Now the ZEC, this is the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, this is a body that was setup through the mediation of President Thabo Mbeki. You remember that President Thabo Mbeki was mediating between the ruling party and the opposition parties. ...

FC: Do you think there is any way for the ruling party and the opposition party to find some way to work things out so it doesn't look like it is just so combative?

Ambassador Mapuranga: Yes. As long as they stop getting instructions from London, Washington and Brussels. They are there in the Senate, in the House. They should just stop getting their instructions from London, Brussels and Washington. And these "Zimbabwe patriots," "African patriots," they are always mouthing bad words about Thabo Mbeki and all the African leaders. They are always abusing the African leaders, "This is how the opposition is. This is how the OAU is," and so forth. Instead of portraying themselves as African patriots, and portraying African leadership at the AU (African Union) level and so forth. They prefer to get instructions from London, Washington and Brussels. This is the bane of our opposition movement in Zimbabwe. ...

FC: Do you have a feeling on the ground in Zimbabwe that no matter what Zimbabweans do, the movement by the West for regime change is not going to end?

Ambassador Mapuranga: It is going to be a protracted struggle. If you look at what has happened closer home here, Cuba is one country that has jealously said, "No! We will not take orders from Washington." This has been going on since 1958. They don't relent. It is a continuing struggle until they subdue you. In the case of Zimbabwe, as long as ZANU-PF is in power, as long as it does not want control from London, and Washington, and Brussels, they will continue to try, to try, to put in place a puppet regime there.
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