Tuesday 19 November 2019

Zimbabwean Pharaohs Rule by Brazen and Brass neck Boldness

2019 Zimbabwe Plundered by
Brazen and Brass neck bouldness

Bonus footage at the end

By Pharaohs of Zimbabwe, whilst using their might and power to suppress anyone who raises their head over the parapet.  The ZANU PF regime has comatosed Zimbabwe with brutish kleptocracy and pure gaul.

ZHRO Group Photo 13 November 2019 Photo by John Burke
On Wednesday 13th November 2019, ZHRO members met and made plenty of noise, outside the Zimbabwe Embassy at 429 The Strand, London.  With one of the founding members present, those gathered did not want to disappoint. The small talk had them referring to the current Zimbabwe Government as clowns.  They lamented the lack of decent leadership in the ruling ZANU PF regime, which runs Zimbabwe like a thiefdom.

For such a wonderful, peace loving people, Zimbabwe, has not been so fortunate for nearly 40 years.  The Kleptocracy within the corridors of power in Zimbabwe is so famous, folk in London no longer need to be asked to support anti ZANU PF demonstrations, pro Zimbabwe human rights demonstrations and lately anti looting in Zimbabwe demonstrations.  The ordinary UK citizenry seems to just turn up and ask, "where can I sign your petition?" This is often followed up with, "I support what you are doing."

With all the above in mind, the suffering people of Zimbabwe, seem to be ruled by leaders who have total impunity and zero scruples.   The lives the politicians have in their hands, are treated with such contempt, one would think the Government mistakes its Citizens for Animals and the country for a Zoo.  

ZIM 1 Photo by Phillip J Mahlahla 13 Nov 2019
Added to all the above, Zimbabwe has the worlds highest inflation rates, looting so grandiose, the IMF gave a warning and 90% incapacitated Doctors who have been fired for protesting.  With all this, one wonders why the Government would be happy to buy countless cars in Zimbabwe and what looks like a brand new Merc (Mercedes Benz S500) here in the UK for the ambassador who is akin to a beggar with a Merc.  

Unfortunately, this shows where the Governments priorities lie.  They buy so many cars whilst the people starve and die from a lack of medical care, no food and negligible investment to boost the ailing economy.  

 As early as last year they were boasting about having so many millions of Tonnes of food, yet now, the country is literally a basket case.  One would think that the country has learnt, that Continuing Land reform against whites is actually retrogressive. Esp ecially when it has become clear that the land grabs of 2019 seem to be occurring when the crops are going to be harvested.  It seems to be all about them (ZANU PF cronies) lining their pockets at the expense of the country.

It seems they have no money to pay Doctors to treat the ill, or to buy Medical equipment or medication, yet they have enough to get involved in the transport industry.  The buying of buses and commissioning them, using the ministry of information and the only public State broadcasting corporation on prime time TV is in this day and age laughable.  The narrative is, "the buses have been purchased to ferry workers between home and work," yet the reality is that, the buses are used to bus the few remaining ZANU PF loyalists from their homes to wherever they are needed in the country.

This is akin to having Oysters, Crab, Filet Mignon , Foie gras, Caviar and Champagne, whilst the people who carry the food don't even eat.  The irony is that, the Information Ministry keeps taking photos of ZANU PF members eating traditional Zimbabwean food, whilst on Luxurious, expensive hired Jets, without considering whether the people have simple bread and water.  A photo speaks a thousand words Nasty Nick.

When people say Mugabe was better, it does not mean they loved him.  It simply means, hindsight is a beautiful thing and the current leadership, is totally uncaring and atrociously incompetent.

A special thank you goes to all who attended the ZHRO Vigil this week.  Thank you to John Burke for driving all the way from the South coast of England with the equipment used for the Vigil.  To Sarah Bayisayi for leading the singing, to Chigika Lifa Phiri for enthusiastically playing the drum for the first time and showing that she has rhythm in her bones.  Thank you to all who handed out leaflets and manned the table and played the shakers.

As per the register those who attended the vigil are, Thabo Makuyana, Elector Zvarwadza, Winnie Mabuzane, G. R. Makaza, Phillip J. Mahlahla, Flemming Diza, John Burke, Chegika Lifa Phiri, Stella Mandiranga, Marlene Mtandagai, Alfredy Mukuvare, Sibongile Bvungidzire, Tryness Ncube, Sarah Bayisayi.

Sources, UK Financial times, ZimEye, Bulawayo 24, Times UK, Pindula News, ZHRO vigil

By Thabo Makuyana

BONUS Footage for you,
thank you for reading the above now hear the noise that was made.
Explanation of each song below.

Live Audio of ZHRO Vigil at the Zimbabwe Embassy, London. The Audio was recorded on a mobile phone. Most of the chit chat was cut out, just the singing in the middle was left.

Leading the Singing was Sarah Bayisayi and on the drums for the first time was Chegika Lifa Phiri.

1) Song is called, Siya ZANU Idonhe, (Let ZANU fall, let ED fall and Go, siya Junta Iyende.) The have caused so much misery, This song is mostly sung here. Singing it in Zimbabwe could lead to 20 year incarceration, for attempting to overthrow a democratically elected Government and insulting the President.

2) Song is called, I don't know the reason why. It is referring to the way the people of Zimbabwe are being treated both in Zimbabwe and in the UK. The song leader laments the killings in Zimbabwe at the hands of the ZANU PF and its proxies, then asks why police brutality goes unchecked, then asks why the murders go unaccounted for, then asks Ambassador Katsande why he allows this, then asks E. D. Mnangagwa why he endorses this. Singing this song in Zimbabwe would get those brutal reprisal from the police and others of ZANU PF proxies.

3) Song is called, "I don't know Tinodakwa here?" (I don't know if I'll get drunk) even be able to get drunk to forget my problems. Can I even afford to get drunk. It then asks is 2 liters of alcohol will be enough, the answer is, "I don't know if Ill be able to get drunk." Led by Chegika Phiri, who was also on the drums.

4) Song is called, "Mnangagwa Dzosera Scarfa KwaNdunge Zvinhu Zvaoma" (Return your scarf to Ndunge, the economy has tanked).  This is in reference to the current ruling elite of Zimbabwe not praying but only believing in spirit mediums and Which Doctors spells.  The popular belief is that Mnangagwa got his scarf from a famous spirit medium called Ndunge.  The leader of the singing is complaining that there are no Doctors, there is no medication, people are dying, bread is expensive, there is no electricity.  The Hospitals are virtually all closed.  There is no food and there is no real money.  

5)  Mnangagwa Ngaende, (Mnangagwa must go) is a song against Mnangagwa.  It has so many variations of phrases that are against Mnangagwa and ZANU PF.

To find out more or to join ZHRO, please do not hesitate to call, 
Phillip Mahlahla.           074 5282 8229
Sarah Bayisayi.               078 7728 7869
Kingstone Jambawo.     079 0486 1744

Tuesday 12 November 2019

Ndimi Makauraya (YOU are the one who killed them)

Ndimi Makauraya
(YOU are the ones who killed them)

Ordinary Zimbabweans from ZHRO Show Strength in Depth and Numbers, whilst singing the truths that get people Arrested, Tortured and Killed in Zimbabwe. As you read this, investigations into the alleged torture, rapes and deaths are not being carried out by the state.

ZHRO has successfully held a planned Wednesday Vigil at the Zimbabwe Embassy in London at, 429 The Strand, London.  This week the vigil was started with a prayer by senior ZHRO member Orivasi Madondo. Leading the singing this week was shar-
ZHRO Vigil 6 Nov 2019, Photo by Philip Mahlahla
ed between youthful Tinotenda Chihope and vibrant Salome Nkiwane.  Sisters Rashiwe and Sarah Bayisayi, who are regulars were sadly missing from the vigil. Although the sisters were missed those gathered were not deterred. They were determined and resilient despite the initial stop start nature of the signing.  

In their memories and in the conversations were those in Zimbabwe who are suffering under the tyrannical regime on ZANU PF.  It was stop start until they started singing, Ndimi Makauraya, (You are the ones who have done the killing) Zimbabwe, Mavendors (the vendors), Vana (the Children), Nhaka (The Inheritance and Legacy of Zimbabwe).  

The volume, when this song started, seemed to increase by quite a few decibels.  The passion in the voices of those leading the songs, was audible. The atmosphere within the tent became palpable.  This song, (Ndimi Makauraya) was the one that got folk in Zimbabwe into trouble for singing at the courthouse and is alleged to have resulted in even more police brutality metered out against innocent civilians for doing something as simple as singing the truth. Some of those arrested for singing include, Denford Ngadziore (councillor ward 16 Mabelreign), Makomnborero Haruzivishe & Jonah Matoratora.  

To this day, it seems, the death of Tafadzwa Hilton Tamangani and the police brutality against him and his fellow vendors is still to be satisfactorily investigated by the Zimbabwean Authorities.  The State seems to not have the will, nor a way to investigate such occurrences, thus making Zimbabwe seem like a war zone where there are no rules of engagement, so to actually expect human rights....... Besides the late Tamangani, police also arrested Evans Chinyanga (39), Tichaona Mazia (22), Petros Kayesa (44), Adoration Tafadzwa Madziwa (23), Lovemore Chitengo (42), Robson Mutseta (31), Hillary Nyawasha (29), Wambo Denford (41), Blessing Chirodza (41) and David Tawanda Tekere aged 35

The uninvestigated seemingly State sanctioned killings in Zimbabwe of ordinary citizens is leaving those in the Diaspora emboldened by the fact that they know, they have unparalleled superior moral high ground over the current, despotic, tyrannical and repressive ZANU PF junta.  

Many thanks go to Tinotenda Chihope and Salome Nkiwane who led the singing.  They showed that indeed ZHRO has strength in depth and numbers. Thank you also goes to John Burke who traveled all the way from the South Coast of England with the tent and other equipment.  Thank you also to all those who attended as without you, this day would never have happened. ZHRO also welcomed new members.

By Thabo Makuyana
Sources:- Bulawayo 24, iharare, Zimeye, Zimbabwe Situation.

Wednesday 6 November 2019

Wednesday 6 November 2019

Command Impoverishment +
Command Arrest +
Command Justice  = 
Command Killing of Zimbabweans

The Justice System in Zimbabwe is being used as a State Sponsored Tool of Oppression against the already Systematically State Impoverished Citizens of Zimbabwe, so, when considering Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, one has to ask, what is going on in Zimbabwe, where those that are in positions of authority seem not to understand this simple theory?

To claim that the Justice system in Zimbabwe which includes the ZRP (Zimbabwe Republic Police), the State Prosecutors and Judges, are complicit in State Brutality is not as far-fetched as one might think.  At the end of the day, all the people want is, food, water and sleep. It seems seeking an honest living has now become illegal for some in Zimbabwe. 

Without doubt, even children know, the United Nations, was formed to protect Humans, from that one, universally known and felt thing called,
"P A I N". 
Breaches of Human Rights in all forms involve some form of pain being inflicted on a person or a People/s. As such, one expects that Justice and the Law should have been and must be much more symbiotic than they are in Zimbabwe.

With the above in mind, add the minimum educational requirements for one to be a Police Officer in Zimbabwe, or a Jurist in Zimbabwe. A country that is arguably one of the most educated countries in Africa, one claiming, not to know anything about justice and Human Rights, as the Jurist's on trial during the Nuremberg trials did, is not in this day and age viable.

The recent Death in Police custody of Tafadzwa Hilton Tamangani as reported by Leopold Munhende of New Zimbabwe and Veneranda Langa of The Standard, shows 

i)    that Hilton and his follow vendors were merely trying to make a miagre living without resorting to crime.  This is following the Zimbabwe Government plunging more Zimbabweans into extreme poverty as detailed by the World Bank.  Extreme Poverty is estimated to have risen from 29% in 2018, to 34% in 2019, which is an increase of 1 million people and counting.

ii)   their arrest was followed by Police Brutality and alleged torture at the hands of the police. This is not a new phenomenon.  Human Rights Watch reported in 2015 on the 29th of July that Police targeted Street Vendors in Zimbabwe. News 24 archives also reported the same in 2005 and The UK Telegraph reported similar State actions on 30th August 2016.  These are just three of some of the most high profile reports, of the Zimbabwe State, having a propensity of targeting vendors. Even the State run Herald has reported this, with a clear bias favouring the Government and ZANU PF.

iii)  by them being denied the right to Hospital Treatment and one of them dying in custody, this too seems to be the norm and a well formed habit for the ZRP and the Zimbabwean Justice System. A simple google search of Sheapead Yuda, Zimbabwe Prisons will reveal stomach churning articles, images and videos.

Given the above claim and the strong evidence provided, when one looks at
the damning reports by both the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commision and the UN Rapporteurs reports of 2019 on Zimbabwe, one can only come to a simple conclusion.  

The States Knows Exactly What It Is Doing.  

Not one member of the State and Government is ignorant to the above.  

They know, if people are impoverished by the actions of Mthuli Ncube and Mangudya, Zimbabwe Finance Minister and Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor respectively, people will have to sell in the streets.  They (the Government) will send in the Police. Human rights will be breached and they (the Government) can loot and impoverish the people even more, whilst we protest about human rights.

The painful fact is, they just don't care.  

The international community will do nothing to them, other than place them on a list, stop them having money in certain countries, ban them from certain countries, and then later allow them to travel again at some future date.

ZHRO (Zimbabwe Human Rights Organisation) will continue to fight for the Human Rights of all Zimbabweans.  Today, Wednesday on the 6th of November 2019, ZHRO will be meeting to protest against the systematic abuses of Zimbabweans by those in power.  We will meet at the Zimbabwe Embassy at 429 the Strand, London from 11am and as we have done we will also meet there every Wednesday thereafter. 


Thabo Makuyana

Friday 1 November 2019

ZANU PF given a bloody nose.*

ZHRO Builds consensus and celebrates Zimbabweans giving ZANU PF a bloody nose.👊👃

By Sarah Bayisayi, on 30 October 2019, Group Photo 

On Wednesday, 30th October 2019, ZHRO held a lively peaceful planned Vigil protest at the Zimbabwe Embassy in London, at 429 The Strand.   The planned consensus building process also went well and the Defeat of ZANU PF and SADC, was clear for all to see in the media, which could not have been done without the help of those who are in the or represent the international community.

The vigil was started with a prayer in Ndebele that was eloquently said by Sibongile Bvungidzire.  It was very poinient as the peoples who have been hit the hardest since 1980 in terms of the Genocide that was covered up and swept under the carpet by the BBC and the west is the Ndebele who were massacred during the Gukurahundi Genocide.

Those gathered then started singing the usual vigil songs.  Initially they took it in turns to lead the singing.  Sarah Bayisayi then took over for the rest of the vigil.  The singing then got louder when they sung Ndaneta NeZANU (I'm tired of ZANU) and Sorry MARUZA (Sorry you have lost). 

The reason for singing these songs was to firstly highlight the fact that almost all Zimbabweans are tired of ZANU PF and secondly that ZANU PF has lost the false narrative they were trying to give.  This is in terms of the sanctions which are on individuals and entities in Zimbabwe, said to have been involved in human rights abuses.  The second song was sung even louder than the first, as most of those gathered had been involved, some more than others, in the background research and discussions which led up to the planned march to the Tanzanian High Commission the Friday before and instead of Sanctions on individuals being eased, they were actually increased, with an extra sanction on a Senior ZANU PF official.

After the vigil, Mr John Burke introduced the new members to the ZHRO team, 
Winnie Mabuzane and  Precious Kandare.  They exchanged details and were all involved in the consensus building discussions in relation to which direction ZHRO will be taking for the coming week or weeks.  This shows clearly that the true power of ZHRO lies directly with the membership.  The leadership assists to drive the organisation in the direction in which the ordinary members prefer, with a clear emphasis on Human Rights.

ZHRO would like to publicly thank all those that worked hard to nullify the rhetoric from ZANU PF's Lying media Machine.  We did not contact you, to ask you for your help, you just did what you thought was best for the people of Zimbabwe and your help has been noted and is greatly appreciated.

As per the register those who attended the vigil are, Margret Chisadza Madamombe, John Burke, Sarah Bayisayi, Sibongile Bvungidzire, Salome Nkiwane, Charity Ndebele, Philllip Mahlahla, Alfredy Mukuvare, Thabo Makuyana, Ebson Chigwedere, Winnie Mabuzane and  Precious Kandare.

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