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    African Diaspora: Mugabe May Not, After All, Be Insane!
    Posted on Wednesday, July 09 @ 00:17:28 UTC by admin

    Zimbabwe By Abraham Tangwe
    July 09, 2008

    The recent avalanche of insults and negative publicity directed towards Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe cannot leave any keen African observer indifferent.

    The idea is not to exonerate him from any wrongdoing per se. This is so because he is guilty of some, but hardly enough for us to be so hard on him. It is even more pathetic and frightful when an authoritative and respected iconic figure like Mandela decides to join in this dance of the Vampires.

    Our gullible natures have pushed us blindly into the waiting trap of western propaganda through the snares of their media entanglements, which is always tele-guided by their government policies.

    We are so happy, and sadly so, to sit back and take for gospel truth what somebody sits in a cozy office in Europe or America and tells us about something happening in our backyard. Otherwise, all these talk of insensitivity to the aspirations of the people, election rigger, dictator, insane old man, power drunk, failed leadership etc would not arise.

    Why is the case of Zimbabwe so peculiar? Is Mugabe the worst leader on the continent? What has happened that somebody whose country was one of the best managed, socially, is witnessing such a dramatic down turn? Why would a Knight suddenly turn round to be mad, as claimed?

    You may recall that independence, as granted to African States, was simply cosmetic. It was arranged so that the white faces in all public places were simply replaced with black faces. In all fairness, the white men went through the door and came back through the window.

    This has given rise to the new phenomenon called Neo-colonialism, where the Europeans have taken the back seats but with a stranglehold on African economies. If you wanted to guarantee your stay in power, as a leader, it was prudent not to challenge the established order or you were simply booted out.

    When you accepted it then your mouth was always oiled while your people languished in poverty. If you doubt what I say, then meet the former President of the Congo Republic, Pascal Lissuba, to explain to you why he was booted out by a pro-French leader like Denis Sassou Nguesso.

    We have leaders in Africa who are more vicious and have stayed in power than Mugabe. Why are they not being mentioned? Check round their States and see whether the people are any better.

    Mugabe's only woe is that, so far, he is the only one who is taking the liberation struggle of the African people from a political realm to an economic realm! This is a no go area and it is tickling the bile of the British. The land issue is very thorny but the former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, knows the truth.

    Mugabe had negotiated with John Major, another former British PM. Major was warm towards compensating the British landowners for the land to be given back to the blacks but Blair called off the deal. This irked Mugabe, and what followed is now history.

    Have you bothered to find out what gave Mugabe his knighthood which has been hurriedly withdrawn by the Queen? It is true the Zimbabweans might not have had the necessary technical know-how to manage the farms but that cannot be responsible for the collapse of the economy.

    The answer is that there is a conspiracy by the west to foster regime change using economic sanctions.That is the more reason why it is difficult for east and southern African leaders to condemn him outright for it would be foolhardy. Staying in power this long is out of place for him, like all others, and so for Mugabe to be kicked out, all others should be pursued equally with vim and alacrity.

    He is not the worst human being. All the others are left at bay because they are allowing the whites to have their way economically, but Mugabe who dared to challenge such an order is the devil incarnate and must be discarded!

    Mugabe is not mad but doing things that we do not have the courage to do. The west is insisting that African leaders in the ongoing AU summit must condemn Mugabe but this is not working as they have chosen to embrace and do business with him. Instead of condemning him, they have rather called for a national union government, which means the leaders accept his leadership. Is that not an indicator that there is something wrong with the Western campaign?

    Let us try to wear our thinking caps and stop being led by the nose and told what to do in the 21st century courtesy the BBC and CNN. These cable connections in our homes may be more destructive to us and is acting as a preventive mechanism for the decolonisation of our current neo-colonialist ethos.

    It is high time we created our own BBC and CNN to counter such negative portrayal of happenings of the continent.

    Reproduced from: postnewsline.com

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    Doubts raised over haunting image from Zimbabwe

    From The Sunday
    TimesJuly 6, 2008

    Last week’s Sunday Times carried a prominent report about an 11-month-old baby whose mother said his legs had been broken when he was dashed to the ground by Zanu-PF thugs.

    The story, supplied by two freelance journalists, prompted readers to offer money for medical treatment and the newspaper decided to help.

    However, doubts about the mother’s account arose when our reporter tried to arrange an operation. An orthopaedic surgeon said an x-ray of the child’s legs showed no sign of fractures. Doctors in Harare and London said he had club feet.

    The mother, whose husband is an opposition councillor, repeatedly insisted that the child had been maimed when he was picked up from a bed and hurled to the floor.
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